From the Hollywood Reporter:
Gloria Vanderbilt, who was thrust into the spotlight as a child heiress before going on to establish herself as an actress, artist, author, fashion icon and socialite, has died. She was 95.
Vanderbilt, whose life included a nasty battle for her custody when she was 10, a string of high-profile relationships that began when she was still a teen, four marriages and the suicide of one of her children, died at home Monday morning surrounded by family and friends.
“Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it on her own terms,” said son Anderson Cooper in an on-air eulogy that aired on CNN Monday morning. “What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. What an incredible woman.”