July 15, 2012 18:42:54 GMT
The 95-year-old was hospitalized for dehydration and suffered a heart attack while in the facility before she died at home.
Oscar winner Celeste Holm died at her home on Sunday, July 15 at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed. The actress was famous for portraying Anne Dettrey in "Gentleman's Agreement" in which she won best supporting actress Academy Award in 1947.
Holm had been suffering heart and other ailments and was hospitalized two weeks ago for dehydration. According to reports, she suffered a heart attack while in the facility and her husband, Frank Basile, took her home on Friday to recuperate at home.
Basile told Page Six before Holm's death, "There were some setbacks in the hospital. She championed through and maintained her dignity. But there have been some irrevocable situations, and we are now going home. She has some damage to the heart. It is not supporting itself the way it did before the hospital."
He continued, "I am taking her home to love her and to comfort her and to make these days as peaceful as possible. I told her I wanted to have more good memories together, and she held me and she said, 'That's a good memory.' Celeste told me she always remained happy because she chose to only remember the good things."
Holm married Basile, an opera singer who was 41 at that time, on her 87th birthday. He was her fifth and last husband. She is also survived by two sons and three grandchildren.
"She passed peacefully in her home in her own bed with her husband and friends and family nearby," Phillips said.