Martha “Sunny” von Bulow dies after 30 years in coma

December 7th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Dec 7 (ANI): After spending 30 years in coma, Manhattan socialite Martha “Sunny” von Bulow died in a New York nursing home. She was 76.

She spent the last decade at an upper East Side nursing home, surrounded by pictures of grandchildren she never got to meet.

Sunny was found unconscious in the marble-tiled bathroom of Newport, R.I., estate in December 1980.

Her second husband, Claus von Bulow was convicted of trying to kill her with an insulin overdose - then acquitted after an appeal got him a retrial.

The events were turned into a 1990 Hollywood film, Reversal of Fortune.

Starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, the film was based on a book by Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard lawyer who defended Claus von Bulow at his second trial.

“It’’s a sad ending to a sad tragedy,” the New York Daily News quoted Dershowitz, as saying. (ANI)

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