Audrey Hepburn Death
Audrey Hepburn Death: Read about the death of audrey hepburn, how it happened, her illness, her funeral and her eulogy.
Audrey Hepburn's Death took place on 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland. She suffered Appendiceal cancer.
Appendix cancer or appendiceal cancer is a malignancy of the vermiform appendix, accounting for about 1 in 200 of all gastrointestinal malignancies.
This is a very rare condition and can vary in type.
Death Of Audrey Hepburn: How it Happened
She'd begun to have excruciating stomach pains while in Africa. She came back and went to see the doctors. They thought she had an amoebic infection (something in the water in Africa that affects your stomach).
When it did not subside, she had surgery and found that she had cancer.
The cancer spread into the lining of her small intestine. She had one foot of intestine removed in surgery and went through chemotherapy, but in a second surgery it was too late. There was nothing they could do.
Her final wishes was to be flown by to her home in Tolochenaz. She wanted to 'leave' in the place she loved.
She died on January 20, 1993, with Wolders and her two sons at her side.
Her Funeral Story about Audrey Hepburn Death continued
It took place in a brown stone church nearby, called Eglise de Tolochenaz.
Her sons, Sean, Luca and her partner Robbie Wolders, her ex husband Andrea Dotti, Hubert de Givenchy carried her casket to the graveyard nearby.
As she laid to rest, it was reported that friends threw white tulips into her grave.
Audrey Hepburn's Eulogy
From the book "Audrey, An Intimate Portrait" by Diana Maychick, she writes about Audrey Hepburn's Death.
The mayor of Tolochenaz, Pierre-Alaine Mercier read her eulogy.
"She was a star in France, England, the U.S. and Italy. She was a star throughout the whole world. But to me, she was just another neighbour. I used to see her working on her flowers like anyone else, and we'd say hello. Everyone knew the same thing about her: She was a person like any other - not at all a star."
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