May 24, 2011 12:10 PM by News Staff (KXLF Butte)
MSNBC.com is reporting that copper heiress Huguette M. Clark died Tuesday morning at age 104.
Clark was the last surviving child of Butte Copper King William Clark. She has been living in a New York hospital. In 2010, she was described by the Associated Press as "a recluse in a hospital room, more than 20 years after leaving her lavish Fifth Avenue apartment."
In 2010, she became the focus of a New York criminal investigation into her fortune and well-being. The Manhattan district attorney's office was looking into how she's being cared for and how her finances are being handled.