WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to France Pamela Harriman was administered Last Rites at the American Hospital in Paris after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Monday, according to a source close to the White House.
As reported by Reuters, Harriman fell ill after a swim at the Ritz Hotel and was taken to the hospital.
The 76-year-old Harriman was appointed Ambassador by Clinton in 1993 and had been a key fund-raiser for the Democratic party during the 1992 presidential elections.
Harriman had announced plans to return to her Washington home upon vacating her post mid-year. But sources also say that Harriman was excited to have bought an apartment in Paris, where she intended to spend part of the year.
White House press secretary Mike McCurry said the Clinton family “has expressed their concern for her condition.
“She is in their thoughts and prayers. She is a remarkable lady, and I think much of the whole world will be thinking of her.”
Harriman’s son Winston Spencer Churchill has been at her bedside in Paris.