Singer and entertainer Eddie Fisher died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley, California, after breaking his hip on September 9. Cause of death is apparently complications from hip surgery. Fisher was 82 years old.
Though quite a famous singer in the 1950s (he even had his own TV show), Fisher is probably best remembered for his romantic life. He was married to Debbie Reynolds, a famous actress, with whom he had two children, son Todd Fisher and daughter Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy.
Reynolds and Fisher divorced in 1959 when he rather scandalously left her for her good friend Elizabeth Taylor, who had recently been widowed by Fisher’s good friend, Michael Todd. Fisher and Taylor divorced in 1964.
In 1967, Fisher married yet another famous actress, Connie Stevens, with whom he had two daughters, actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Fisher had two other marriages: One, to a 21-year-old beauty queen, lasted only 10 months; the other, to Betty Lin, lasted the longest of any of his marriages, ending only with her death in 2001.
In a statement released through their publicist, Fisher’s family called him, “One of the greatest voices of the century…an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.” He will surely be missed.