Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day has died aged 97.
The actress’ management team just announced her death via twitter by releasing a public statement.
In a statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said she died on Monday, May, 13th, at her home in Carmel Valley, California, United States.
The post reads; “With heavy hearts, we share the news that Doris Day passed away peacefully this morning at her home in Carmel, Calif. She was 97.”
According to reports, Doris Day had been “in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia”.
A source reveals, “She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed.
Doris Day will surely be missed. Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in April 1922, Day originally wanted to be a dancer but had to abandon her dream after breaking her right leg in a car accident.
Instead she began her singing career at the age of 15. Her first hit, Sentimental Journey, would become a signature tune.
Her films, which included Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and That Touch of Mink, made her known around the world.
But she never won an Oscar and was nominated only once, in 1960, for Pillow Talk, the first of her three romantic comedies with Hudson.
Honours she did receive included the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2008.
Her last release, the compilation album My Heart, went to number one in the UK in 2011.
Tributes pour in for Doris Day.
May her soul Rest In Eternal Peace!
See tweet below;
— DDAF (@DDAF_org) May 13, 2019