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Anderson Cooper's Mom Gloria Vanderbilt Dies 30 Years After Her Son Carter's Suicide

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On June 17, Anderson Cooper announced that his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, had died at the age of 95. "[She] was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," the CNN anchor said in a statement. "She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend."

As a descendant of one of the most famous families in America, Gloria appeared to have it all — but her son Carter’s suicide in 1988 changed everything. It was like a little part of her passed away with him. Here’s how the heiress coped with losing her son, husband, and a piece of her fortune within the span of a decade.