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‘Fantastic Voyage’ Actress Raquel Welch Dies at 82

Hollywood actress Raquel Welch who shot to fame after playing the role of Cora Peterson in the sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage has died. The longtime actress passed at the age of 82 on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The tragic news of the Golden Globe-winning actress’ demise was confirmed by her manager Steve Sauer. Keep scrolling further to know the cause behind the death of Raquel Welch who became an international sex symbol in the 1960s.

What was the cause behind the death of Raquel Welch?

Raquel Welch who starred in films like Bedazzled, Bandolero!, 100 Rifles, Myra Breckinridge and Hannie Caulder has died. She passed away on February 15, 2023, at her home in Los Angeles after a brief illness. Her manager Steve Sauer revealed that she “passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness.”

Sauer further added, “Her career spanned over 50 years starring in over 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. The Golden Globe winner, in more recent years, was involved in a very successful line of wigs. Raquel leaves behind her two children, son Damon Welch and her daughter Tahnee Welch.”

As of this moment, the cause behind the death of Raquel Welch has not been revealed publicly. It seems like the family members of the Hollywood actress want to keep some details to themselves which is understood.

Here’s all you need to know about Raquel Welch’s personal life (including her childhood, parents and more)

Raquel was born as Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to a Bolivian-born engineer named Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and his American wife Josephine Sarah Hall.

While making a 2010 appearance on the talk show Tavis Smiley, Raquel talked about her dad Armando and said, “My father came from a country called Bolivia. He was of Spanish descent.” On the other hand, when we talk about her mom Josephine, she was of English ancestry.

Raquel Welch always wanted to be an actress

In an earlier media interaction, the Right To Die actress went on to reveal that right from a very young age, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Then, she said, “By age 7 I knew I wanted to be an actress.”

Raquel further added, “My parents enrolled me in a theater program. You could get away from some of the painfulness of real life. I always had flights of fancy.” At that time, she gave the credit for her resilience to her mom Josephine and continued, “I’ve had a great life — and it’s not over yet!”

Throughout her impressive career, Welch starred in several movies such as A Swingin’ Summer (1965), Fantastic Voyage (1966), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Sex Quartet (1966), The Oldest Profession (1967), Fathom (1967), and Lady in Cement (1968)  amongst many others. Back in the day, she was also cast in an Italian film Shoot Loud, Louder… I Don’t Understand.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the Hollywood actress Raquel Welch during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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