Singer and actress Doris Day has passed away at the age of 97, the Associated Press reports.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation has confirmed that she died this morning (May 13).
According to the statement:
“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death.” It continues, “She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed.”
Day was first catapulted to success thanks to her 1945 hit “Sentimental Journey.” She also showcased her singing chops in films such as I’ll See You in My Dreams and Young at Heart.
Day might best be known for her turn in The Man Who Knew Too Much, featuring the song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).”
Telelvision watchers will remember her from The Doris Day Show and her talk show Doris Day’s Best Friends.
Day shifted away from the entertainment industry to focus on animal rights and welfare. Her final album came in 2011.
Rest in peace, Doris.