This year just keeps getting worse. Hungarian actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has passed away on Sunday afternoon after suffering from a sudden heart attack. She was 99 years old at the time of death.
Gabor's publicist Ed Lozzi confirmed her death in a statement to BuzzFeed News. He also stated that she did not suffer much, despite having been rushed to the hospital. "Zsa Zsa Gabor was one tough cookie," he said.
Gabor was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Beverly Hills after she experienced breathing difficulties as result of reported heart attack, according to TMZ. Upon her arrival, doctors were able to stabilize her, but soon after diagnosed her with some sort of feeding tube-related infection, the NY Daily News reports. She was scheduled to undergo surgery before she was pronounced dead. She was reportedly surrounded by her husband, Federic Prinz Von Anhalt and other loved ones.
Zsa Zsa first began her career in the limelight after she was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936. She later emigrated to the United States where she quickly became a breakout actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She was cast in a number of feature films including Moulin Rouge, Touch of Evil, and 3 Ring Circus. In addition to being an actress, Zsa Zsa was known for her many high-profile romances, including her marriage to Paris Hilton's grandfather, Conrad Hilton from 1942-1947. She and her sister Eva were also well known socialites around Beverly Hills for decades.
Many fans took to Twitter after the news of her passing to send their final farewells, their greatest memories, and offer condolences to her family. The family has not issued an official statement regarding Zsa Zsa's death as of yet.