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


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.