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Remembering the death of 'I Love Lucy' star Lucille Ball in 1989

The death of 'I Love Lucy' star Lucille Ball in 1989 ( Wikipedia)

“On April 18, 1989, Ball was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after experiencing chest pains. She was diagnosed with a dissecting aortic aneurysm and underwent a 7-hour surgery to repair her aorta and successfully install an aortic valve replacement.[89]

Shortly after dawn on April 26, Ball awoke with severe back pain, then lost consciousness;[91] she died at 5:47 a.m. PDT at the age of 77.[89][92] Doctors determined that Ball had succumbed to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm not directly related to her surgery.

Three memorial services were held for Ball.[93] She was cremated and the ashes were initially interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, where her mother was also buried. In 2002, Ball's and her mother's remains were re-interred at the Hunt family plot at Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, NY, in accordance with Ball's wishes to be buried near her mother.[94] Her brother's remains were also interred there in 2007.” - Wikipedia


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