Eddie Fisher Dies
Eddie Fisher, one of Hollywood's original bad boys, died on Wednesday at the age of 82.
Fisher, as well known for his string of top 40 hits as he was for a scandalous personal life that included struggles with addiction and multiple marriages to Hollywood starlets like Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds, died in Berkley, California, due to complications from recent hip surgery, according to a statement released by his family.
Long before the era of Brangelina, TMZ and around-the-clock celebrity obsession, Eddie Fisher had a leading role in arguably the most explosive sex scandal of Hollywood's golden age.
He was a music superstar and household name to millions of teenage girls who adored his crooning long songs. He was married to Debbie Reynolds — a megawatt movie star in her own right and the star of "Singin' in the Rain." They had a daughter Carrie who would one day go on to fame of her own.
Eddie Fisher, the '50s singing superstar whose crooning career was torpedoed by his involvement in perhaps the most-publicized sex scandal of the last century, died after suffering complications from recent hip surgery. He was 82.
"Late [Wednesday] evening, the world lost a true American icon," Fisher's family said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch