You might wonder why I would report on the great grandchild of a celeb, but this is like one of the biggest celebrities of all time and her great granddaughter looks eerily like her. And I just thought someone passing at so young an age… I had to report it.
Desiree S. Anzalone, the great grand daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has passed away at the age of 31, following a battle with breast cancer.
Anzalone, Ball and Arnaz’s first great-grandchild, had been receiving treatment at Smilow Cancer Center in Connecticut, according to People.
“Watching her slip away … I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” Anzalone’s mother Julia told the weekly. “No mother should have to watch that.”
“She was so beautiful, just so so beautiful inside and out,” Julia added. “She really, really reminded me a lot of my grandmother, more so than I.”
Desiree was the daughter of Julia Arnaz and Mario Anzalone, and her maternal grandfather, Desi Arnaz Jr., was the younger of “I Love Lucy” stars Desi Sr. and Ball. Desi Jr.’s birth was written into “I Love Lucy,” though CBS standards at the time mandated the word “pregnant” not be uttered on-air.