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Glamour Queen Zsa Zsa Gabor Has Died Just Short Of 100th Birthday

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 18 Dec 2016 23:33:00 Z)

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the last surviving member of the glamorous Gabor sisters, died Sunday just shy of her 100th birthday, her husband tells Lead Stories. Gabor was born in Hungary on March 10, 1917.

Gabor and her sisters Eva and Magda were the predecessors of today's reality TV celebrities such as the Kardashians and Hiltons, holding the public's attention through their beauty and antics.

Zsa Zsa Gabor has been bedridden by poor health since breaking a hip in 2009 and later losing a leg to amputation. While she has not been seen in public for years, she has been kept in the news and tabloids thanks to a bitter feud between her ninth and last husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, and her only child, Francesca Gabor Hilton.

Francesca, who was Gabor's daughter from her second marriage to hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, was homeless when she died two years ago.

Gabor was pronounced dead at a Los Angeles hospital after being taken there from the hilltop Bel Air mansion where she lived with Von Anhalt.

The mansion was sold in recent years under a court-approved deal that allowed Gabor to remain there until her death. Her husband has six months to relocate and relinquish the property to the buyer.

This video, which is reporting by Lead Stories' editor in chief Alan Duke while with CNN, captures the bitter and bzarre family feud between Von Anhalt and his step-daughter.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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