Very sad to hear as she was one of my favorites.
Read her autobiography several decades ago. The last years dealing with HB's lung cancer was hard on everyone. Back then the Studio's controlled everything, so while the public knew he looked ill, they didn't know why. Not to mention the medical options for lung cancer was harsh at best at the time.
Totally agree she was a class act all the way.
"Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
Courtesy my cousin Tim