Gloria Stuart, the actress who played the older version of Kate Winslet’s Rose DeWitt Bukate in ‘Titanic’ died at age of 100.
According to the Associated Press, quoting Gloria’s daughter, Sylvia Thompson, the actress died of respiratory failure at her Los Angeles home on Sunday night, September 26. “She also was a breast cancer survivor. She did not believe in illness. She paid no attention to it, and it served her well. She had a great life. I’m not sad. I’m happy for her”, her daughter said.
Gloria Stuart won the battle against the breast cancer 20 years ago and was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.
Gloria was 87 years old when she starred in James Cameron’s 1997 ‘Titanic’. That was how she has become the eldest person nominated for an Oscar.
Among the movies she stared in: ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘The Prisoner of Shark Island’, ‘Roman Scandals’, ‘Gold Diggers of 1953′, ‘Here Comes the Navy’ and ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm’.
She has been married twice and had one daughter Sylvia, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
“I am so saddened to hear of the loss of this remarkable woman. I feel blessed to have met her, known her and to have acted alongside her. Anyone who spent time in her presence will know what an extraordinary shining light she truly was. She will be deeply missed”, Kate Winslet said after the actress passed away.
“An amazingly sweet person, a fantastic actress, and someone who always fought for what she believed in. She was one of the last great actresses from the Golden era of Hollywood. I was honored to have worked along side her. She will be missed”, Leonardo DiCaprio, who also starred in ‘Titanic’ said.