Late funnyman Walter Matthau's widow CAROL has died of a broken heart after losing her husband and daughter in the space of three years.

The 78-year-old died of a brain aneurysm in her Manhattan, New York home on 20 July (03) - just weeks after her daughter LUCY's drug death.

The Matthaus' son CHARLES says, "My sister's death in April just devastated my mother. She did a lot for Lucy and loved her very much."

Carol was the model for Truman Capote's HOLLY GOLIGHTLY character in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

31/07/2003 09:28