Frida’s Final Years: Following Trotsky’s murder, Frida & Diego reconciled and remarried in December 1940, although both their extramarital affairs continued. Frida continued to have problems with her spinal cord throughout the rest of her life and had numerous surgeries in Mexico and abroad including attempts to fuse bone grafts and steel support to her spine to straighten it, much of which ended in failure. As a result, she wore nearly 30 different supportive corsets including steel, plaster and leather ones from 1940 to 1954. Despite starting to gain more appreciation for her art both within and beyond Mexico, she fell into depression following her father’s death in 1941. With the chronic pain in her legs, a chronic infection in her hand and treatment for syphilis, she became increasingly confined to this home, La Casa Azul, where she continued to work on commissions. By mid 1940s, she could no longer stand or sit continuously. Following a year of hospitalisation in 1950, on returning to La Casa Azul, she became dependent on crotchets and a wheelchair to get around. In 1953, her right leg had to be amputated due to gangrene, leading to her falling further into depression and becoming more dependent on painkillers. On the morning of 13th July 1954, Frida was found dead in bed (pictured with her death mask). Whilst the official cause of death was pulmonary embolism, Diego concluded from the fact she chose to give him his wedding anniversary present a month early the previous night and the missing painkillers from the carefully controlled bottle, that Frida had in fact committed suicide just as she had repeatedly predicted.