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Desiree S Anzalone, the great-granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr died after a battle with stage 4 breast cancer She was 31 years old

« She was so special All of our kids are special, but this little girl was something else, » Anzalone’s mother Julia Arnaz, 51, told the publication « We were [best friends] We still are »

Anzalone was the daughter of Arnaz and Mario Anzalone and was the only child of Julia Arnaz described Anzalone as « my mini-me »

« She was so beautiful, so beautiful inside and out, » Arnaz told the store. « She really, really reminded me of my grandmother, more than me »

Anzalone’s maternal grandfather Desi Arnaz Jr was the son of late « I Love Lucy » star Desi Arnaz Sr and funny Lucille Ball

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Arnaz told People that Azalone had left « peacefully » but « watching her escape was right, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy No mother should have to watch this »

“Her talent was prolific, including her art, songwriting, poetry and the piano,” reads “She was a talented photographer and loved to play the guitar with her father, sing and model the photograph « 

Anzalone was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at just 25 years old, according to PeopleArnaz magazine said that while Anzalone « was a rare case, » it « does happen »

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She underwent chemotherapy and ultimately decided to have a double mastectomy, People reported, adding that Anzelone was in remission before learning that her cancer had come back – this time in Stage 4

« She probably would have been with us for a few more years – it was starting to spread a lot more and the tumors were getting bigger – but we expected her to stay at least during the holidays, » Arnaz told the newspaper

Desiree Anzalone, left, is the great-granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr
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« What went wrong was that she continued to have fluid around her heart, then they continued to have surgeries and it would come back two weeks later, » she continued. « And this time they operated and came back 12 hours later and [said]: ‘You have days, even hours’ So it was really difficult »

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In Anzalone’s Abridged Life, Arnaz said she made it her mission to educate people that breast cancer can strike anyone at any time

Anzalone wanted to « raise awareness among young girls her age because it happens It’s rare, but it does happen, » Arnaz explained. « And Desiree wanted to make people aware that if you feel something, it is not because you’re a certain age that it can’t happen to anyone »

She added: « We just don’t talk about it a lot It’s usually people in their 30s, 40s, 50s – not someone that age So it was something she really wanted. – help other women like her A preventative, really « 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Arnaz and Anzalone did not have enough time to spend together before his death

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« COVID-19 separated us so I couldn’t see her as much as usual because she was compromised and I didn’t want her to get sick in any way », Arnaz told People magazine « So I haven’t been able to spend as much time with her as usual because of COVID since March I mean, I saw her, but not that much; we hung out every day practically she was there Plus she lived with me for a while « 

According to People, Anzalone is survived by her father, Mario, and his wife, Nancy; her mother, Julia, and her husband, Halbert Massey; his maternal grandmother, Susan Callahan Howe; grandfather Desi Jr; paternal grandmother, Carol Anzalone; paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Broadhurst; half-brothers Sammy and Joe, and AJ and Nick; and her fiance and carer, Chris Reynolds

« He didn’t leave her, not for a minute, » Arnaz said of Anzalone’s fiancé. « He was there with us when she died He never left her »

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