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Reclusive Heiress Passes Away

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Sad. Sad…and mysterious.

For twenty-two years, Huguette Clark, heiress to a copper mining fortune, has been held up in several New York hospitals, the last of which was Beth Israel Hospital, where she sadly passed away on Tuesday. At 104 years young, Huguette's last years of life are a mystery to many as she insisted on living alone, cut off from the rest of the world, including her family.

What we do know about Huguette Clark is that she's worth over $500 million, thanks to her father, William Andrews Clark, who "made it big" during 1888. When she decided to become a recluse over 20 years ago, she insisted that her family know nothing about her, insisting her name be changed in hospital records and within her inner circle of handlers, and opted to spend the majority of time playing with dolls and dollhouses.

With no children, family or friends, the biggest mystery of them all is what will become to her $500 million fortune. So far, there has been no mention of a benefactor or will, so its unclear what will happen to such a huge sum of money.

Cue the gold-diggers in 3…2…1

At any rate, we hope Huguette is at peace now and to the few who did know her, we send our condolences.

[Image via AP Images.]

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12 comments to “Reclusive Heiress Passes Away”



  1. 1

    Vanity Fair will be doing a story on this.



  2. 2

    I hope she find the peace she searched for on the other side.



  3. 3

    Grandmommy? Is that you? lol



  4. 4

    that's actually really very sad. She must have chose to keep people out of her life because I would assume so many of them would have just been around her with their hands out, looking for what they could get out of her. She had millions of dollars but from the sounds of it, hardly a single damn person in her life she could trust didn't want anything from her. Must have been so lonely.



  5. 5

    the Daily Mail want their story back.



  6. 6

    I bet if i do enough digging i can find that i'm related to her…..
    I dont want it all! I dont even want half a million bucks! I'll take just 100 grand so that i can pay my debts and move some place while having enough money to pay for a place to live while looking for a new job!! And a new car….*starts cursing her car*
    I'm sorry that she felt she had to be a recluse and live out her life alone. I hope she found the peace in death that she so obviously could not get in life.



  7. 7

    Interesting but sad story.



  8. 8

    She is sooooo fugly. Looks like a dude in drag! Eek!



  9. 9

    104 years old and with 500 million! That's sad for you? You just mentioned about selective abortions of girls in India that's sad! She decide what kind of life she wanted to live.



  10. 10

    Re: gorgeous_chik7 – have you looked at yourself lately? You won't even show us a picture of your "gorgeous" face properly. UH DUH wonder why. lol



  11. 11

    "She" became a recluse because "She" is actually a "he". "She" was born a male.



  12. 12

    its a man, baby