Heiress and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. Vanderbilt’s son Anderson Cooper confirmed to CNN the fashion designer and socialite died at her home Monday morning with friends and family by her side.
Cooper said in a statement: “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest and most modern.”
Cooper honored Vanderbilt in a video obituary that aired Monday on CNN. He said Vanderbilt was battling advanced stomach cancer at the time of her death.