The sad news has emerged that Hollywood Legend Doris Day, at the age of 97, has sadly passed away. Born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – died May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.
“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement.
The Hollywood icon is best known for her work in the late 50s and 60s.
Day appeared in films such as Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk and Love Me or Leave Me, these films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time.