The legendary socialite died Sunday at the age of 99

By Blake Bakkila Stephanie Petit
December 21, 2016 06:15 AM

Celebrities are reacting to news that the entertainment industry has suffered yet another legendary loss in 2016: iconic actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died at the age of 99 on Sunday.

Gabor was best known as the first celebrity famous for merely being famous, the Hungarian-American socialite had been beset by severe health problems for the past several years and was hospitalized some two dozen times, most recently for a lung infection two days after her 99th birthday in February.

Larry King took to Twitter to share his thoughts about Gabor’s death. “There will only be one Zsa Zsa Gabor. And, I liked her a lot. Rest In Peace, my dear.”

The former talk show host also recalled an especially memorable interview with the star.

“Zsa Zsa was bigger-than-life personality who had no problem saying whatever was on her mind,” he tells PEOPLE.  “I got an exclusive with Zsa Zsa following her much publicized arrest for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer back in 1989.  While taking calls from viewers, she shocked us all by calling a woman a “bitch” live on the air (which was a big deal back then) for suggesting Zsa Zsa was a fading and aging star who was wasting the country’s time with this story.”

Andy Cohen wrote, “#ZsaZsa #RIP,” with several teary-eyed emojis.

Barbara Eden, who starred in I Dream of Jeannie, also shared her condolences.

Gabor had a daughter with Conrad Hilton, the hotel businessman and the great-grandfather of modern day socialite Paris Hilton. Paris and her mother, Kathy, shared their sadness at the news of her passing.

“RIP Zsa Zsa Gabor. 99 years old, 9 husbands, Miss Hungary & Hollywood star. What a life!” Piers Morgan shared in a tweet honoring the late legend.

In his tweet, Morgan referred to Gabor famously marrying nine men in her lifetime.

She is, however, survived by her ninth husband — Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt — whom she married in 1986.

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