This is almost too sad to talk about, but Rachael Ray and her family are reportedly in mourning right now, as her elderly aunt died just the day after Thanksgiving… because she got locked out of the house in the freezing temperatures.
According to the awful news, Rachael's 77-year-old aunt was housesitting for Ray’s mother. The home is in upstate New York. While looking after the place, she went outside to feed the birds — around 4 p.m. — and couldn't get back inside.
Here's what Rachael's cousin, Gina, said:
“There’s security camera footage that shows my poor mom trying desperately to break a window with a rock to get back in, as well as to gain access to the garage door by way of a keypad that had been previously disconnected without her knowledge. At some point in the evening, I suspect that, because of her [chronic lung problems], she had trouble breathing and collapsed in the driveway and basically died there. Her body wasn’t found until the following morning.”
And that's just about enough sad news for one day.
We are SO sorry for their loss — we can't imagine having something like this happen! It was NOT her time to go!
Our condolences to the whole family!
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