50’s Pop Singer Eddie Fisher has died (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010)
(HMG Celebrity News) – Edwin Jack “Eddie” Fisher , one of the world’s most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, 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 the age 0f 82. He passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press. His divorce from his first wife, movie darling Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend’s widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garnered scandalously unwelcome publicity at the time comparable to the modern-day Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie saga, which lead to NBC canceling Fisher’s television series in March 1959. Eddie and Debbie’s 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. The Taylor marriage lasted only five years as she fell in love with co-star Richard Burton during the Rome filming of “Cleopatra,” and divorced Fisher. Fisher married actress Connie Stevens, and they had two daughters before they divorced. Fisher in total was married 5 times and leaves 4 children.