Elaine Stritch had believed her Cancer was in remission. The Broadway star had convinced herself that her stomach cancer had been after she had underwent surgery just two month prior to her death on Thursday, July 17, 2014, this was according to her agent. The Two’s Company star moved back to her home in Michigan last, 2013 lost her life at the age of eighty nine had been fighting against the decease quietly just before she died. Her agent and longtime friend Joel Dean has remembered Stritch as,
“a great lady” reveals she had been in good spirits following her last operation before the decease hit her again.
Dean, who believed her health struggles were complicated by her diabetes, tells People.com,
“They (doctors) took out a good part of her stomach, that was maybe two months ago. She said, ‘They got it all, they got it all’. But it came back quite aggressively.”
Meanwhile, 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey has added her tribute to Stritch, She says,
“Elaine was a ‘tough old bird,’ but I suspect she may have been a ‘tough old bird’ since birth. I loved her voice, her timing, her stories and her natural elegance.”
Fey will also remember the acting veteran for her generous nature, adding,
“One day she was wearing a beautiful butterfly cocktail ring, and when I admired it, she gave it to me on the spot – like an Arab sheik in black pantyhose. I feel very lucky to have worked with her as much as I did.”