Francesca Gabor Hilton – the only daughter of the 97-year-old star and the late Hilton Hotel founder Conrad Hilton – passed away in Los Angeles
Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter has died aged 67.
Francesca Gabor Hilton – the only daughter of the 97-year-old star and the late Hilton Hotel founder Conrad Hilton – passed away in Los Angeles last night after suffering an ‘apparent stroke/heart attack’, according to her representative Edward Lozzi, who has been left ‘shocked’ and saddened by her death.
He said: ‘As Francesca’s publicist and one of her best friends I am shocked.
‘We were discussing her book she was writing and a possible deal. She had to go to the restroom. She never made it out. I am so sad about my friend …’
According to USA Today, Francesca – Paris Hilton’s great aunt – was with her fiancé Michael Natsis and he attempted to give her CPR along with paramedics.
She was later taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she was pronounced dead.
Lozzi also revealed to RadarOnline that Francesca had been ‘under extreme pressure’ because she had been told by her stepfather, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, that ‘she would no longer be allowed in the house’ to visit her elderly mother, who the rep said is ‘suffering total dementia and cannot speak’.
She had previously clashed with Frederic over her mother’s care and finances for years and is said to have spoken to her attorney on the phone hours before her death in a bid to make a plan of action about what to do about her mother.
Francesca worked as a professional photographer, comedienne and a publicist for the stars and once dated late comedy actor Peter Sellers, who died in 1980.
Her late father Conrad – who died in 1979 – famously left Francesca just $100,000 out of his vast multimillion-dollar estate, giving most of his wealth over to his foundation.
At the time she fought the decision but lost the lawsuit.
Reflecting on it in a 2008 interview with the Los Angeles Times, she said: ‘You can’t live in the past. That was his decision.’
Francesca had apparently lived in poverty during the days before her death, and ‘spent her last sad hours begging for money in Beverly Hills so she could eat,’ RadarOnline.com reported.
When she couldn’t afford cheap lodging, Francesca slept nights in her 1997 Toyota Forerunner, according to the news site.
Most of Hilton’s income came from Society Security checks and money she got pawning her luxurious furs at a fur shop in Beverly Hills.
In fact, Radar claimed that Francesca was given money by the fur store owner on Monday so she could buy something to eat.
She had been expected to visit her mother Zsa Zsa on Tuesday.
Life of luxury: Paris Hilton – whose great-grandfather was Francesca’s dad Conrad Hilton – hasn’t suffered in terms of finances