'50s pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82
Splits with Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor fueled scandalsEddie Fisher, whose huge fame as a pop singer was overshadowed by scandals ending his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82.
His daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher, told the Associated Press that Fisher died Wednesday night of complications from hip surgery at a hospital in Berkeley.
Fisher became a hit with teenage girls in the 1950s, selling million of records. His 32 hit songs included "Thinking of You," "Any Time," "Oh, My Pa-pa," "I'm Yours," "Wish You Were Here," "Lady of Spain" and "Count Your Blessings."
But Fisher might be better remembered for the scandals in his personal life. He married Reynolds in 1955 and they had two children, including actress Carrie Fisher. In 1958, Eddie Fisher's best friend, producer Mike Todd, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor, was killed in a plane crash. Fisher created headlines when he left Reynolds to marry Taylor, who in turn divorced Fisher five years later to marry Richard Burton.
He later married and divorced actress Connie Stevens and went on to marry two more times.
His career never recovered from the notoriety in his love life.
The news of Fisher's death was first reported by Deadline.com.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.