Prinz Frederic von Anhalt could only say two words when he learned from RadarOnline.com of stepdaughter Francesca Hilton’s sudden death Tuesday morning: "Oh, God! Oh, God!”
Von Anhalt did not know that Hilton, the only child of his wife Zsa Zsa Gabor, died after suffering a stroke at a Los Angeles restaurant late Monday.
Hilton, whose father is hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, was 67.
The relationship between Hilton and von Anhalt has been rocky in recent years, with several highly-publicized legal fights for control of the ailing actress and her estate. He became Gabor’s eighth husband when they married 28 years ago.
As Radar reported last month Hilton, 67, had been living in a Hollywood flophouse and her car despite being the only daughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton.
She had been “under extreme pressure” as her stepfather “informed Francesca that she would no longer be allowed in the house” to visit her ailing mother, Lozzi said.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 97, “is now suffering total dementia and cannot speak,” publicist Ed Lozzi told Radar.