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Anderson Cooper

Chokes Up

Over Brother's Suicide

9/19/2011 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Anderson Cooper
is known for his fearlessness, especially when it comes to war zones. But it was a chat with his mom in a NYC studio that made him dissolve in tears.

In an interview for his new syndicated talk show, socialite and 80s jeans designer Gloria Vanderbilt told Anderson ... after his brother Carter leaped off a 14-story balcony more than two decades ago, she almost followed him.  What stopped her was Anderson.

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kanko    

Oh, almost forgot, he's embellishing his familial strife for ratings. If you can't see that, I don't know what to say.

1037 days ago
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paru    

She is a special beautiful woman. Anderson should be proud to have a mother like her. Maybe credit for her good looks should be to her black male lover of several decades. http://ratevin.com/story.php?title=anderson-cooper-hold-back-tears-over-brothers-suicide#.Tng7B-eoYXE.twitter

1037 days ago
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gladyskravitz    

WTF is wrong with you people? The negative comments on here are appalling.
Have you lost all sense of compassion entirely? Wow.

1037 days ago
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Robo    

I imagine events such as his brother's suicide had a major impact is causing Anderson Cooper to be so screwed up and liberal.

1037 days ago
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She's baaaack    

By all accounts Anderson Cooper's brother suffered from extreme depression. My god, he jumped out the window as Anderson came into the room. Say what you will about him, but Anderson could have skated his way through life but he works, and he works hard, many times putting himself in danger to provide us information on the human condition in some god forsaken areas of the world. Bravo Anderson. You and your mother have both done stellar jobs in the face of adversity that would have brought a lesser person to the ground.

1037 days ago
21.

NewMomo    

What does Andersons political view have to do with this story? Im all about critizing what/who deserves to be critized but Anderson has done nothing but good things!!!! Way to go Anderson in all you've done and continue to do..

1037 days ago
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Butterfly    

DEAR ANDERSON COOPER, unfortunately, I was unaware of the mentioned radio program featuring you and your mother. My deepest sympathy to you, your mother, your entire family, on the tragic and unexpected loss of your beloved brother. God forbid, it is unimaginable I should outlive my cherished sons. It is an emotion no parent is ever prepared to experience regardless of their child's age and cir****tances. I know you can never erase the picture from your heart, but, what I do know is, God will ease the heavy hurt you and your Mom have been carrying for all these many years. Have Faith, I Promise, it Will happen.

1035 days ago
23.

Buffers    

That is SO sad, I had not heard about that.

1034 days ago
24.

dave    

Cooper's a narcissistic, liberal *** - his show will go belly up very soon.

1015 days ago
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Kowny Krush    

So his brother committed suicide in their presence... I suspect A or his mother did NOT do everything in their power to help C BEFORE that happened. Perhaps A was too busy exploring his sexuality, and she was spending her fortune faster than her bookkeeper could dole it out... to worry about someone battling depression. Oh well.

1011 days ago
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bad city    

Wow . . . . I did not know that his mom is Gloria Vanderbuil­t. No wonder - he comes from a iconic family, super rich and classy. Cooper is also so funny. I just love his humor.

Anderson Cooper is one journalist I can trust. He is also very famous in China. I had my lap tap on, after a conference and many of Chinese counterpar­ts is quite familiar with his show, I was surprise ! They also have the same impression - clean and classy ! - BAD CITY

1011 days ago
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