Fashion Designer Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper's Mother, Dies At 95

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Famed fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt is dead at the age of 95 following a battle with stomach cancer. She died with her family and friends at her side. She was best known for bringing blue jeans into the mainstream with her iconic fashion line "Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans."

Her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper, confirmed Vanderbilt's death in a statement.

"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend," he said.

"She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest, and most modern. She died this morning, the way she wanted to - at home, surrounded by family and friends."

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