Anderson Cooper Announces His Mother Gloria Vanderbilt Has Passed
Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, reported her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper.
She had an amazing life as a fashion designer and socialite. She was 95. She passed away at home with her friends and family near by.
"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," Cooper said in a statement. "She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend.
The CNN article goes on to detail her long life,
Born in New York in 1924, Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt grew up in France. Her father, financier Reginald Vanderbilt, the heir to a railroad fortune, died when she was a baby. Young Gloria was the focus of media attention at an early age, dubbed "the poor little rich girl" amid an intense custody battle between her mother and her father's enormously wealthy sister, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The latter prevailed in court proceedings
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