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LOS ANGELES — Eddie Fisher, whose huge fame as a pop singer was overshadowed by scandals ending his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82.
His daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press that Fisher died Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery.
“Late last evening the world lost a true America icon,” Fisher’s family said in a statement released by publicist British Reece. “One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.” More here.
- Eddie Fisher
Good morning, Netizens…
Pop vocalist Eddie Fisher, who sold millions of records with 32 hit songs including “Thinking of You,” “Any Time,” “Oh, My Pa-pa,” “I’m Yours,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Lady of Spain” and “Count Your Blessings,” has died at age 82.
He was married and divorced five times, to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Connie Stevens, Terry Richard and Betty Lin.
In 1955 when he married movie darling Debbie Reynolds; they were touted as “America’s favorite couple”. Unfortunately that didn’t last long.
Their daughter Carrie Fisher became a film star herself in the first three “Star Wars” films as Princess Leia, and later as a best-selling author of “Postcards From the Edge” and other books.
In Fisher’s heyday he was an incredible pop star, with a clear voice that set millions of his young female fans screaming in the pre-Beatles era.
I remember listening to “Oh, My Pa-Pa” on a 45 RPM record a long time ago, and one night listening to him sing “Any Time” on a radio station outside of Dallas, Texas late into the night. That is the sort of saccharine sweet songs that made him into a star.
Rest in Peace, Eddie…