Eddie Fisher died yesterday, 23 September from complications due to hip surgery. He was 82 years old. Although Eddie was a good actor and a great singer, that’s probably not what he’ll be remembered the most for.
Eddie Fisher married Debbie Reynolds and they had 2 kids. One of them is actress Carrie Fisher from Star Wars fame. It was while he was married to Debbie, that Eddie had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor and later married her. He was married to Debbie Reynolds for 4 years when the scandal broke and they divorced. He was best friends with Elizabeth Taylor’s husband that had recently died in a plane crash, Michael Todd. Elizabeth and Eddie did the movie BUtterfield 8 together. After that, they went on to do Cleopatra together, but that brought another controversy. With that scandal came another divorce. Elizabeth soon married Richard Burton and Eddie married Connie Stevens. Eddie and Connie had 2 kids, one of them being Joely Fisher.
The scandal caused Eddie Fisher’s career to take a plunge, but he continued to play small venues and in Las Vegas and New York. He also wrote 2 autobiographies with received mixed reviews. To this day, his music is still very popular and has stood the test of time.
Peace to you, Eddie!!