Roosevelt was resting at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia
for an upcoming appearance the the United Nations when he suddenly
collapsed in his chair unconscious and died of massive stroke. At the
time Roosevelt had been sitting for a portrait painting by artist Elizabeth
Shoumatoff, known today as the famous Unfinished Portrait of FDR. He
was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
FDR’s home in Warm Springs, Georgia, known as The Little White House is
also The FDR Memorial Museum.