BREAKING NEW: Gloria Vanderbilt dies at the age of 95 | Daily Mail Online "...Gloria Vanderbilt, the iconic New York socialite and 'poor little rich girl' from one of America's iconic gilded age families, has died at the age of 95 after a battle with stomach cancer. Tributes to the socialite were led by her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Monday. 'She was ready. She was ready to go,' Cooper said. He added that she was surrounded by 'beauty and friends when it was time.' She died at home on Monday morning, the 'way she wanted', her son said, after a battle with stomach cancer. ..." Sad. What a classy lady. I loved her clothing line, especially her jeans ! Glad that her surviving son was there for her until the end.