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In Memoriam: Brook Astor

by habituallychic

08 . 14 . 07

Brooke Astor, the philanthropist and society doyenne, passed away yesterday at Holly Hill, her estate in Briarcliff Manor, New York. She was 105 years old. New York will not be the same without her.

To see a lovely feature on Mrs. Astor’s “picking” garden at her home in Maine on House and Garden’s website, please click here.

Photograph courtesy of the New York Times.

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  1. ALL THE BEST August 14, 2007 | 7:50 pm

    Wow, 105 years old. What an amazing women!!

  2. Habitually Chic August 14, 2007 | 8:38 pm

    So amazing and inspiring! She was such a tireless philanthropist who really went out and personally saw where her money was going. She will definitely be missed!

  3. katiedid August 15, 2007 | 12:50 am

    Thank you for the post. I was unaware. She was an icon.

  4. patriciagrayinc.com August 16, 2007 | 2:35 am

    I was not aware that she was 105 years old. What a life she lived and what a legacy she left.