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Anderson Cooper shares final moments he spent with mom Gloria Vanderbilt

“In her final week my mom liked me to play a video of Peggy Lee on YouTube singing, “Is That All Their Is?”

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1964 file photo, railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt poses for a photograph. Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived fami
In this Jan. 4, 1964 file photo, railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt poses for a photograph.
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Anderson Cooper took to Instagram Tuesday to share a most personal memory of his mother, fashion icon and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, who passed away Monday at the age of 95.

In his emotional IG post on Vanderbilt’s page, Cooper shared a photograph he took of himself with his mother in her final days, the two holding hands. He wrote:

“In her final week my mom liked me to play a video of Peggy Lee on YouTube singing, “Is That All Their Is?” We’d hold hands and sing the chorus, pretending we were dancing. “Is that all there is, is that all there is. If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing. Let’s break out the booze and have a ball. If that’s all there is.”

My mom would giggle while singing, “it’s so Marvelous...” she’d say, with a sound of delight, and mischief, knowing that she was on the cusp of discovering if that really is all there is.”

Anderson Cooper said he and his mom spent her final moments together holding hands, singing and laughing.
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On Monday, Cooper posted: “In the end, after all else is stripped away, there is only love. My mom believed in love more than anyone,” Cooper wrote. “It was her guide, her solace, it’s what drove her, and in her final moments, it is what surrounded her. “i love you, you know that,” she would say to me, and i did, i knew it from the moment i was born, and i will know it till the moment i die. It was her greatest gift to me.”

FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere of “Nothing Left Unsaid” at the Time Warner Center in New York. Vanderbilt, the “poor little rich girl” heiress at the center of a scandalous cus
In this April 4, 2016 file photo, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere of “Nothing Left Unsaid” at the Time Warner Center in New York.
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