Clarissa Eden, the second wife of British actor William (tbc) Eden, died Monday after a brief illness.
A “British Countess and political influencer” turned CNN producer, Eden also appeared in the Mel Brooks films “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein.”
Eden’s internet presence began in the mid-1990s when she created her blog, which showed her passion for English history and politics.
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Eden later founded a political consultancy that specializes in film, television and digital, according to The Telegraph.
Author and historian Hal Spence was at Eden’s side for much of her life, telling the Independent that she had the “enthusiasm of [an] 18-year-old.”
“She was witty, raunchy, all the time. We used to switch on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ together,” Spence told the publication.
Eden had attended Oxford University and later worked as a journalist with the Sunday Times before marrying British actor and director William Eden.
William, a skilled director who enjoyed political drama, played Maestro in “Blazing Saddles” and Count Ferdinand in “Young Frankenstein.”
Twitter erupted in celebration Wednesday following her death.
“Totally gutted to hear about Clarissa Eden’s passing. A wonderful woman…May she rest in peace.” – Angelica Ledesma https://t.co/1Q6JDXeaMP — Nat LeClaire (@natleclaire) September 5, 2018
NBC reran my favorite show Blazing Saddles and fired the woman who interviewed me while it was running. Death of Clarissa Eden. We have reached peak death on the internet today. — Ned (@NedNedial) September 5, 2018
My condolences to Clarissa Eden’s family. Rest in peace. — Renee Burkett (@bodoo013) September 5, 2018
A great loss at 101 and beloved of those around her!
@ClaireEden , she passed away tonight, from pneumonia. 😞. My condolences to you and her husband. May her spirit rest in peace. — Lu (@LuBCFO) September 5, 2018
R.I.P to Clarissa Eden who I have a professional relationship with! #GST — Laura M (@lma1133) September 5, 2018
Mommy, wouldn’t you rather be married to Clarissa Eden ?
May all your aches and pains go away and you can create pure joy! R.I.P!! #RIPClarissa https://t.co/0w78LYllE0 — Pipys Norton 🌸 (@PippysNM) September 5, 2018
All we can say today…
Thoughts and prayers to Clarissa Eden’s family. #RIPClarissa https://t.co/nDZj7IMFwr — 𝐮𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐂𝐶𝐇𝐣𝐚𝐚𝐮𝐄 𝐲𝐮𝐬 (@fi_crow) September 5, 2018
Remembering Clarissa Eden. A beautiful, hilarious, educated, brilliant woman who’ll be sorely missed. https://t.co/YXef2EUrwC — Angry Witches³ (@AngryWitches) September 5, 2018
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