Zsa Zsa Gabor, who struggled with a plethora of health issues in her later years, was in a coma and ultimately died of a heart attack, according to her death certificate.
The cause of the 99-year-old’s Dec. 18 death was cardiopulmonary arrest, with heart and cerebrovascular disease as contributing factors, according to the document, which TMZ obtained Tuesday. Stroke and coma were listed as underlying conditions.
In 2002, Gabor had “sustained severe injuries,” including broken bones, in a Beverly Hills car accident. She had a stroke in 2005 at age 89, and her health problems steadily worsened after a July 2010 fall from her bed led to a hip replacement. She later had part of her right leg amputated to prevent the spread of gangrene and was rushed to the hospital frequently to deal with complications related to her feeding tube.
Francesca Hilton, Gabor’s only daughter, frequently battled with Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, her mom’s ninth husband, over finances and visitation. In 2012, she sought a conservatorship for her mother that didn’t put Von Anhalt in charge, but was satisfied by a temporary conservatorship that required him to provide medical records and monthly financial reports and allowed her weekly unsupervised visits with Gabor.
Francesa Hilton died in January 2015 after suffering a stroke, and Von Anhalt’s temporary conservatorship of Gabor was terminated in May 2015, with an advanced healthcare directive guiding her future medical needs.
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