Anderson Cooper, the Emmy-winning journalist, took to Instagram to remember his older brother, Carter Cooper, on the 35th anniversary of his tragic passing. Carter died by suicide at the age of 23 in 1988, leaving behind a deep void in Anderson’s heart.
In a heartfelt post, Anderson shared three precious images of his late brother, including a cherished photo of the two of them wearing matching shirts. Anderson captioned his post. “It is 35 years today since my brother, Carter Cooper, died. I think of him, and miss him, every day.”
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The pain of losing his brother still lingers, and Anderson opened up to PEOPLE in 2021 about how Carter’s death has profoundly impacted his life. He mentioned that not a day goes by without thoughts of what Carter would be doing and the questions surrounding his passing still haunting him.
Despite the enduring pain and the void left by Carter’s absence, Anderson and his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, found solace in their stronger bond after the loss. However, holidays and special occasions were never quite the same without him.
As the 35th anniversary marks a poignant milestone, Anderson continues to cherish the memories of his beloved brother, holding him close in his heart forever.