Doris Day, Hollywood legend, actress, and singer died on Monday at the age of 97.
“Doris Day passed away early this morning at her Carmel Valley home,” Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) said in a statement. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the statement added.
“She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed,” it continued.
“With heavy hearts, we share the news that Doris Day passed away peacefully this morning at her home in Carmel, Calif. She was 97,” DDAF tweeted, mourning the death of the American actress.
— DDAF (@DDAF_org) May 13, 2019
Tributes to Doris Day
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.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 13, 2019
— TCM (@tcm) May 13, 2019
Condolences to the family of Doris Day. She was the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all. ❤️ Que Será, Será!😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 13, 2019
Today, we remember Doris Day, who brought us so much joy with her humor, extraordinary talent and kind heart. Farewell to a Hollywood legend. pic.twitter.com/8szI4Fbji3
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 13, 2019
Back in early April @THR spoke with Doris Day in a rare interview for her 97th birthday. The Oscar-nominated actress reflected on the lasting impact of her films: "I’m thrilled to know that people are still watching my films and are uplifted by them" https://t.co/zU2Xl6MWmf pic.twitter.com/C63UCfJscV
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 13, 2019
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
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) May 13, 2019
So sad to hear that Doris Day has died. While working for the Duke of Bedford I discovered their family motto is Que Sera Sera, which was sung by Doris Day in the film the man who knew too much. – Que Sera Sera – https://t.co/Sn5HWU3wq9 pic.twitter.com/ZWyaw1lzLV
— The Royal Butler (@TheRoyalButler) May 13, 2019
“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that's all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy”
RIP Doris Day. pic.twitter.com/MnHW4sjuzF
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) May 13, 2019
The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her. She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully. ❤️
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) May 13, 2019
Doris Day… pic.twitter.com/dLQHqDDWDo
— Batman: TAS (@TheAnimatedBat) May 13, 2019
RIP to the one, the only Doris Day. pic.twitter.com/01rV9D7bq9
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 13, 2019
Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, has died at the age of 97. See a review of notable deaths in 2019: https://t.co/t6LYNycuen pic.twitter.com/6O3QlS7Aqq
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) May 13, 2019
Doris Day Dies at 97.
We lost a genuine ray of sunshine. https://t.co/q38okgUx51
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 13, 2019
The one, the only, the woman who inspired so much of what I do… Doris Day I love you, my calamity Jane. An iconic woman who I was hugely honoured to meet and share precious moments with. Rest in peace x pic.twitter.com/brkli7fKYE
— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) May 13, 2019
About Doris Day
she is an American actress and animal welfare activist, who was born on April 3, 1922.
Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. The Legendary Hollywood actress married four times.
Her first marriage was to musicians Al Jorden from March 1941 to February 1943. The American actress second marriage was to George Weidler from 1946 to 1949.
On her 29th birthday, she married the American film producer Martin Melcher, while her fourth marriage was to Barry Comden (1976-81).
During Day’s first marriage, she gave birth to her only child Terry Melcher.
The Hollywood actress received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.