In the News and on My Mind
In The News
and on my mind
Dec 6, 2008
Manhattan Socialite Dies after nearly 30 Year Coma

Martha "Sunny" von Bulow has passed away in a New York city nursing home after being in an irreversible coma for 28 years.

Von Bulow’s husband, Claus - a Danish born lawyer, was convicted and later acquitted of making 2 attempts to kill his wife with insulin overdoses. He is alive and well living in London.

The story was dramatized in a 1990 movie, "Reversal of Fortune," starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, based on a book by Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz is a law professor who also defended Claus von Bulow.