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This was the "fourth and last of a series" posted during the day, informing the public that Queen Mary's end "could not be faraway.
Queen Mary "lived through two World Wars and a series of personal tragedies without bowing her regal head," died at 10:20 in the evening. She was 85 years old.
She was the widow of King George V, who died in 1936, and the grandmother of the present Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded her father in February of last year.
The earlier medical bulletins, notes the New York Times, told of the Queen's "restless night," the "serious weakening" of her heart, and her "ebbing strength."