Pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82

September 24th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by BNO News  

Eddie Fisher LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) — Singer Eddie Fisher on Wednesday died at age 82 after having complications with a recent hip surgery, the singer’s family members said Thursday.

Fisher, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1928, was a successful pop singer during the 1950’s with hit singles like “Thinking of You,” “Walking Behind You,” and “Oh! My Papa,” which made the billboard charts. Selling millions of records internationally, he also hosted popular TV shows “Coke Time with Eddie Fisher” and “The Eddie Fisher Show,” appearing in several others.

Fisher, who also served in Korea for the U.S. Army, was also known for his high-profile marriages, which constantly linked him to media headlines and public spoltlight. Married in five occasions, with his first wife, actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, they gave birth to Carrie Fisher, popularly known for portraying Princess Leia in the original Star Wars saga.

However, a criticized divorce with Reynolds led to his 5-year marriage with Elizabeth Taylor, before a later divorce, which would devestate Fisher. He married another three times, including a two-year marriage with actress Connie Stevens.

The rising sound and popularity of the rock ‘n’ roll hit Fisher’s career as he saw a decline in his popularity, but he remained active in the music business until 1984.

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