Just a few short days ago it was reported Oscar-winning actress was recovering from a heart attack and was being taken care of by her husband at home.View slideshow: Famous women with heart problems
The actress was admitted to the Roosevelt Hospital two weeks prior suffering from dehydration and had endured a heart attack while in the hospital.
At that time her husband Frank Basile had stated the following to the New York Post, eart attack while there. Her husband, Frank Basile, told the New York Post “There were some setbacks in the hospital. She championed through and maintained her dignity. But there have been some irrevocable situations, and we are now going home. She has some damage to the heart.
It is not supporting itself the way it did before the hospital. I am taking her home to love her and to comfort her and to make these days as peaceful as possible.
I told her I wanted to have more good memories together, and she held me and, she said, ‘That’s a good memory.’ Celeste told me she always remained happy because she chose to only remember the good things.”
It has now been report that the actress has died from heart problems and other health ailments as reported by New York’s news station NY1.
"She passed peacefully in her home in her own bed with her husband and friends and family nearby”, says her niece Amy Phillips as told to CNN.
Holm was married five times, the last to Frank Basile — 46 years her junior — whom she wed on her 87th birthday in 2004.
She is survived by her husband Frank Basile, two sons and three grandchildren.
According to her husband the actress has been treated for memory loss since 2002, endured skin cancer, had hip replacement, collapsed lung, bleeding ulcer and pacemakers.
Funeral arrangements for the actress have not been made yet. The family that any memorial donations be made to UNICEF, Arts Horizons or to The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey.
According to the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, an estimated 42 million American women are living with cardiovascular disease. More than 8 million women have a history of heart attack and/or angina.
More than 200,000 women die each year from heart attacks- five times as many women as breast cancer.
Women can greatly reduce their risk of heart disease. Find out about the risks and what you can do to prevent heart disease. Visit Prevention and Early Detection online.