Anderson Cooper Remembers Late Mother Gloria Vanderbilt on the 1-Year Anniversary of Her Death

Anderson Cooper remembers his late mother's one-year anniversary.
On Wednesday, CNN host praised Gloria Vanderbilt, who died of cancer on June 17, 2019 at the age of 95.
"My mother, @gloriavanderbilt, died a year ago today," Cooper said of a photo of Vanderbilt sitting next to an easel.
Although she is no longer physically here, Cooper said, "She lives in my heart and in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her."
"She had an extraordinary and indomitable spirit, courage, determination, passion and vulnerability. She experienced great love and terrible tragedies, but never lost her almost childish optimism; her openness to the world around her. She decided to remain vulnerable. " he continued.
"Others would have closed their hearts and protected themselves. My mother wanted to see and hear and feel everything ... and that's exactly what she did," Cooper said. "Bravo, mom, Bravo. @Gloriavanderbiltstudio @gloriavanderbilt (photo credits @joshgaddy)."
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The journalist celebrated his mother's life in a series of photos and videos in his Instagram story.
"My mother @gloriavanderbilt passed away a year ago today," he wrote next to a photo of his mother, who Cooper held as a child.
"She lived an epic life as a woman, mother, lover, actress, designer, writer ..." he wrote on a black and white portrait of Vanderbilt.
He continued with one of her works of art next to the photo of Vanderbilt: "..... and an artist. When she was told that she would die in a few days, she said, 'Well, it's like the old song says, 'show me the way out of this world, because there is everything.' "
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Anderson Cooper / Instagram Anderson Cooper's Instagram story
Anderson Cooper / Instagram Anderson Cooper's Instagram story
Cooper then shared two videos of Vanderbilt giggling in a hospital bed.
"Minutes later she said something funny and we both started giggling. Then I discovered where my silly giggle came from," he said. "It was her giggle all the time."
He closed the tribute to Instagram with a picture of his hand in Vanderbilts and wrote: "In the end. If everything else is taken away. There is only love."
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Anderson Cooper / Instagram Anderson Cooper's Instagram story
Last year Cooper confirmed Vanderbilt's death on CNN.
“We had to take her to the hospital earlier this month. There we learned that she had very advanced cancer in her stomach and that it had spread, "he said in a CNN obituary." When the doctor told her that she had cancer, she was silent for a while and then said, "Well, it's like this old song: Show me the way to get out of this world, because there is everything. '”
CNN reported that she died at her Manhattan home with friends and family by her side.
"Love is what she believed in more than anything," Cooper said. He continued: "Gloria Vanderbilt died when she lived: on her own terms."
Vanderbilt has made a name for herself throughout her life as an actress, fashion designer, artist and author.
In 1963 Vanderbilt said "I do" for the fourth time and married the author and screenwriter Wyatt Emory Cooper. Later she gave birth to the sons Carter (1965) and Anderson (1967). Cooper was 10 years old when his father died at the age of 50 during an open heart surgery. his older brother died in 1988 at the age of 23 from suicide.
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Cooper spoke to PEOPLE earlier this month about how his mother helped him make the most important decision in his life: becoming a father.
Cooper remembered what it was like to tell Vanderbilt he wanted a baby.
"She was thrilled," said the new father. "I told her maybe two weeks before she died. When she got sick, it went very quickly. [Son Wyatt Morgan, 6 weeks] was just an idea in my head and a wish - but I thought, 'This is the time to tell her. '""
He went on: "We had only talked and watched TV, listened to music, laughed and told stories during those incredible last weeks of our lives, in which we spent every day together. She immediately said: 'Of course it will be a boy.'" "
"I didn't say I would name him after my father, but she knew it would be like that - and she knew she would be named after her if it was a girl," Cooper said.

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