WATCH: How Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt Coped After the Suicide of Their Beloved Brother and Son, Carter Cooper http://www.people.com/article/anderson-cooper-gloria-vanderbilt-carter-suicide

How Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt Coped After Carter Cooper’s Suicide

WATCH: How Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt Coped After the Suicide of Their Beloved Brother and Son, Carter Cooper http://www.people.com/article/anderson-cooper-gloria-vanderbilt-carter-suicide

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com  It's been 28 years since Carter Cooper's death by suicide at age 23, but brother Anderson Cooper and mom Gloria Vanderbilt say they have still not achieved closure – and actually detest that word.  "The most terrible word in the English language, 'closure,'" Vanderbilt, 92, says in a recent interview with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle.  "It doesn't exist. There's no such thing," adds Cooper, 48.

How Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt coped after suicide of beloved brother and son, Carter Cooper

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com It's been 28 years since Carter Cooper's death by suicide at age 23, but brother Anderson Cooper and mom Gloria Vanderbilt say they have still not achieved closure – and actually detest that word. "The most terrible word in the English language, 'closure,'" Vanderbilt, 92, says in a recent interview with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle. "It doesn't exist. There's no such thing," adds Cooper, 48.

Carter Cooper committed suicide at age 23 in 1988. He jumped from his mom GLORIA VANDERBILT'S penthouse ledge. She couldn't stop him. He had just broken up with his girlfriend. He was a writer. His brother is Anderson Cooper.

Carter Cooper committed suicide at age 23 in 1988. He jumped from his mom GLORIA VANDERBILT'S penthouse ledge. She couldn't stop him. He had just broken up with his girlfriend. He was a writer. His brother is Anderson Cooper.

Adorable Young Anderson Cooper... Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, and Carter Cooper in 1972

Adorable Young Anderson Cooper... Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, and Carter Cooper in 1972

Family time: Brothers Carter Cooper and Anderson Cooper with their mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt at the Plaza Hotel in 1979 in New York City, New York

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Family time: Brothers Carter Cooper and Anderson Cooper with their mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt at the Plaza Hotel in 1979 in New York City, New York

Carter & Cooper - Baby Names That Are Perfect for Twins - Photos

Carter & Cooper - Baby Names That Are Perfect for Twins - Photos

Gloria Vanderbilt's sons Anderson Cooper and his older brother Carter Cooper who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1988.

Gloria Vanderbilt's sons Anderson Cooper and his older brother Carter Cooper who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1988.

... Portrait of American socialite and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and her sons Anderson and Carter Cooper on ...

... Portrait of American socialite and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and her sons Anderson and Carter Cooper on ...

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