Eddie Fisher Passes Away

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Legendary singer Eddie Fisher has died at the age of 82. The father of actress Carrie Fisher passed away Wednesday following complications arising from hip surgery.

"The world lost a true American icon," his family said. "One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch."

Eddie and Carrie Fisher.

He was one of the world's most famous and successful performers in the '50s. "Anytime" was his first big hit. He later became famous for a scandalous personal life.

In 1955,he married his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds. Four years later, he divorced her to wed his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor (they divorced in 1964).

Daughter Carrie, 53, has likened it to Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. In any case, his talents will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Eddie.

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Grew up listening to stars like Fisher and thought he had a great voice. Sad to find out that his personal life and probably most of his generation were no better than todays lot.