Lauren Bacall Died From A Massive Stroke Aged 89

Lauren Bacall dead

Farewell to one of the the last icons of Hollywood’s golden era: Actress Lauren Bacall has died from a massive stroke aged 89.

  • Lauren Bacall passed away at home in New York from a massive strokeBacall had been married to actors Humphrey Bogart and Jason Robards; she is survived by three grown children from her two marriages
  • The Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants got her start in 1944 when Howard Hawks cast her in To Have and Have Not apposite Bogart
  • Mrs Bacall appeared in dozens of films over the course of her career spanning six decadesA supporting role in The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996 earned Bacall her first Oscar nod; she received an honorary Academy Award in 2009

Bacall’s passing was first reported on Twitter by MSNBC presenter Thomas Roberts, who wrote that he got the news from a source connected to the actress’ friends and family.

The late actress leaves behind three grown children from her two marriages to actors Humphrey Bogart and Jason Robards.

The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, confirmed Tuesday night that Bacall died at home, but declined to give further details. Bacall’s son Stephen Bogart broke the news of his mother’s death to de Klerk.

The 89-year-old actress died in her apartment in The Dakota building on the Upper West Side, best known as the former home of John Lennon.

Since news of Bacall’s passing broke in the media and on Twitter, grieving fans have been flocking to the legendary actress’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, leaving flowers and teddy bears.
Bacall’s screen and stage career spanned more than six decades, with dozens of memorable roles to her name.

Most recently, the 89-year-old was busy with voice-over work, including in the popular cartoon TV show Family Guy and the animated feature Ernest and Celestine.

Check out a video and more pictures here: www.dailymail.co.uk

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