Legendary actress, singer and animal rights advocate Doris Day died Monday (May 13) at the age of 97. She was best known for movies such as Pillow Talk and That Touch of Mink along with songs such as “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera.)”
“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” a statement from her Doris Day Animal Foundation read, according to the Associated Press.
Day passed away at her California home surrounded by close friends. Fellow funny woman Goldie Hawn headed to her Twitter page to express her sadness over Day’s passing.
“The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her,” the tweet read. “She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully.”
The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her. She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully. ❤️
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) May 13, 2019
Earlier this year, Day sat down for a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about the legacy she hoped her movies would leave behind.
“I enjoyed working and always tried to do the best job I could with every role,” she said at the time. “I’m thrilled to know that people are still watching my films and are uplifted by them.”
We send our condolences to all those who mourn the passing of Day.