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Anderson Cooper posts heartbreaking tribute to brother who died of suicide

Anderson Cooper posts heartbreaking tribute to brother who died of suicide

Anderson Cooper with his brother Carter as kids

Journalist Anderson Cooper has posted a tribute to his brother that he lost through suicide.

The CNN anchor has shared a few pictures to mark the 31st anniversary of his brother’s Carter death.

Cooper’s shots captured Anderson and Carter together as kids. The openly gay journalist also shared pictures of an older Carter, together with their mother, actress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.

Anderson Cooper remembers his late brother


’31 years ago today, my brother, Carter Cooper, died by suicide,’ Cooper captioned the gallery.

‘It is still hard to imagine, hard to comprehend. Not a day goes by when i do not think of him and miss him terribly. Jan 27, 1965- July 22, 1988.’

Anderson Cooper announced his mother’s passing

In June, Cooper announced his mother Gloria had passed away.

Airing an obituary on American news network CNN, Cooper revealed his mother had cancer.

‘Earlier this month, we had to take her to the hospital. That’s where she learned she had very advanced cancer in her stomach, and that it had spread,’ Cooper said.

‘She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend.

‘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.’

The CNN anchor added that, when he found out his mother was ill, she told him: ‘It’s like that old song: Show me the way to get out of this world, because that’s where everything is.’

According to Cooper, she died at home with her friends and family at her side.

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