Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907–July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who was disabled by polio and spinal injuries at the age of eighteen. She died on July 13, 1954, at the age of 47. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Kahlo had been bedridden for several months prior to her death due to injuries she sustained in a bus accident. Her husband, Diego Rivera, was at her side when she died. Kahlo’s death came just a few days after the completion of her final painting, “The Broken Column.” Frida Kahlo was buried at La Casa Azul, the house in Mexico City where she had been born and lived most of her life. After Kahlo’s death, both the Mexican and international artists and critics around the world mourned her loss. A film about her life, Frida , was released two years after her death. Two years after Kahlo’s death, a film about her life, titled “Frida,” was released. The Frida Kahlo Museum (also known as the Blue House) was opened to the public in 1958; it remains a popular tourist attraction in Mexico City today. The museum contains many of Kahlo’s paintings, along with artifacts from her life. Her work continues to be celebrated and her life story has been the subject of numerous books and films.