Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99
Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at the age of 99.
The ‘Moulin Rouge’ star was rushed to hospital on Sunday (18.12.16) after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports.
Throughout her longstanding career, the Hungarian-American actress – whose film credits include ‘Queen of Outer Space’, ‘Touch of Evil’ and ‘Death of a Scoundrel’ – was best known for her celebrity lifestyle and is thought to be the first celebrity who was famous for being famous.
Gabor had a string of health problems in her final years. In 2002, she was involved in a car crash in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, where she was left partially paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.
In 2005 and again in 2007, she suffered strokes whilst in 2010, she had hip replacement surgery after she fractured the joint, meaning she was in and out of hospital.
A year later, Gabor had to have her right leg amputated in life-saving surgery after it was infected with gangrene from what is believed to have started from a massive blood clot.
Earlier this year, just days after her 99th birthday, Gabor was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties. She was later diagnosed with a feeding tube-related lung infection.
Her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt had held birthday parties for the star each year for the last few years despite Gabor being unable to leave her bedroom.
Gabor outlived her only daughter Francesca Gabor Hilton, who sadly passed away in January 2015 at the age of 67 after suffering a huge stroke. She also outlived her sisters Eva and Magda, who died in 1995 and 1997 respectively.
Gabor leaves behind her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt.