Singer Eddie Fisher Passes Away
Posted on Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:44 AM PDT

eddie_fisherpic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Singer Eddie Fisher, who is the father of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, has died at the age of 82.

Fisher died after suffering complications from hip surgery. The Fisher family released the following statement:

    "Late last evening the world lost a true America icon. One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch."

The singer, who became famous in the 1950s, was married to actress Debbie Reynolds in 1955. Then four years later, he divorced Reynolds and married his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor. In all, Fisher was married five times.

After years of being estranged, Carrie Fisher, 53, reunited with her father. The actress recently said, "I have a great relationship with him today.”

Courtesy: RCA