DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Grace Kelly (aged 52)
Actress (Dial M for Murder)
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 –September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956.
DEATH: On September 13, 1982, Kelly was driving back to Monaco from her country home in Roc Agel when she had a stroke. As a result, she lost control of her 1971 Rover P6 3500. and drove off the steep, winding road and down the 120 foot (37 m) mountainside. Her daughter Stéphanie, who was in the passenger seat, tried but failed to regain control of the car. Kelly was taken to the Monaco Hospital (later named the Princess Grace Hospital Centre) with injuries to the brain and thorax and a fractured femur. Doctors believed that she had suffered a minor stroke while driving. She died the following night at 10:55 p.m. after Rainier decided to take her off life support.