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Hollywood Legend Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

( [email protected] ) Dec 19, 2016 10:00 AM EST
Hollywood Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died due to a heart attack at the age of 99. She was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. Gabor has suffered a series of health complications and has been on life support these last five years.
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Hollywood Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died due to a heart attack at the age of 99. She was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. Gabor has suffered a series of health complications and has been on life support these last five years.

"We tried everything, but her heart just stopped and that was it," her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, said. "Even the ambulance tried very hard to get her back, but there was no way."

Zsa Zsa Gabor was described to be witty and charming by her colleagues. She was famous for portraying herself in characters of the films, but she was mostly known for her celebrity lifestyle. Gabor had been married to nine men, including Oscar-winning actor George Sanders and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton.

"I love being married. I love the companionship, I love cooking for a man (simple things like chicken soup and my special Dracula's goulash from Hungary), and spending all my time with a man. Of course, I love being in love - but it is marriage that really fulfills me. But not in every case," Gabor once said, in her views regarding her marriage, according to BBC.

Sanders stated in his 1992 autobiography that "every age has its Madame Pompadour, its Lady Hamilton, its Queen of Sheba, its Cleopatra."

"I wouldn't be surprised if history singles out Zsa Zsa as its 20th-century prototype of this exclusive coterie," he said, according to Telegraph.

In 1989, she served 72 hours in jail and community service because of slapping a police officer. She was involved in a serious car accident in 2002. In 2010, she injured her leg when she fell out of bed. She underwent hip replacement surgery at Los Angeles. After that complication, her right leg was amputated in 2011 to prevent the spread of gangrenes.

Even with the list of her films, the industry never really treated Gabor as a serious actress mainly because of her own personality, according to Variety. This also led to films employing her to play as her own character. Her glamorous way of living that were always presented to the public also contributed to the "famous for being famous" persona of her.

"I never really mind what people say about me - I am far too unconventional and far too dedicated to being true to myself to let other people's disdain or nastiness upset me for long," Gabor said. 

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