Doris Day, legendary Hollywood actress and singer, dies at age 97

She passed away due to pneumonia

by Hermeen Shahid

Doris Day, legendary Hollywood actress and singer, dies at age 97. She passed away due to pneumonia.

Doris Day legendary Hollywood actress and singer dies at age 97

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The 97-year-old was considered one of Hollywood’s biggest female stars. Her real name was Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff and she started her singing career at the age of 15.

Doris Day legendary Hollywood actress and singer dies at age 97

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The news of her death was confirmed by The Doris Day Animal Foundation. They said that Day had died on Monday at her Carmel Valley home, due to a severe case of pneumonia.

She has starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the comedy, Pillowtalk. She is known worldwide for her signature song Que Sera Sera.

Doris Day legendary Hollywood actress and singer dies at age 97

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Before becoming a singer, Doris Day had plans to become a dancer. However, her plans were shattered after she got into a car accident. Day was married four times and has one son.

Many celebrities paid tribute to the late star. Luke Evans wrote on Twitter, “Goodbye Doris Day, there was only one of you! I have always loved your voice and the beautiful songs you made eternal. RIP. Hollywood actress and singer, dies aged 97.”

Seth McFarlane shared Doris’ song and wrote, “We’ve lost another great Hollywood talent. Take a minute to appreciate the legendary Doris Day.”


Paul Coelho said, “Once I had a secret love That lived within the heart of me All too soon my secret love Became impatient to be free I will miss you Doris Day, my first secret love.”

Antonio Bandera wrote, “Thank you for your talent. R.I.P. #DorisDay”

Star Trek’s George Takei said, “For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon. She would no doubt remind us, upon this day of her passing, “Que sera sera,” but we will miss her dearly anyway. Rest now in our hearts forever, Ms. Day.”

William Shatner expressed his condolences as well, “Condolences to the family of Doris Day. She was the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all. Que Será, Será!”

Doris Day legendary Hollywood actress and singer dies at age 97

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Rest in Peace Doris Day!



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