Legendary Hollywood actress Raquel Welch has passed away at the age of 82. The star, best known for her roles in films such as The Three Musketeers, Legally Blonde and One Million Years BC, died this morning following a brief illness. Her cause of death is not yet known.
Welch was an iconic figure in the film industry and has been remembered fondly by fans and celebrities alike. A flurry of tributes have flooded social media, with many sharing their shock and sadness at the news.
‘Raquel Welch has died. To those of us who went through our adolescence in the 70s she was more than an Icon. R.I.P,’ one person tweeted.
‘Another icon of my youth is gone. Raquel Welch, R.I.P,’ said another.
‘I cannot believe I am writing this, but Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82. RIP Raquel,’ wrote a follower.
A Twitter user posted: ‘A smart, sexy, fierce lady. A legend. RIP.’
Raquel Welch began her career in Hollywood in 1959 and became a household name for her iconic roles throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She was later awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993 and continued to act in various films and television series until recently. She was considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and an inspiration to generations of women. She will be remembered fondly by her fans around the world.