Screen Icon Raquel Welch’s Cause of Death Revealed
Raquel Welch, the iconic 60s and 70s movie star, passed away in February at 82. Her death certificate, obtained by TMZ, reveals that the actress went into cardiac arrest, and one of the underlying causes was Alzheimer’s, a condition she had kept private.
Her death occurred at 2:00 am on February 15, and she was cremated. Welch’s family had initially announced that she had passed away due to a brief illness.
Raquel Welch’s legendary career spanned more than five decades, during which she starred in over 30 films and 50 television series and made numerous appearances on stage. Welch rose to fame after her iconic role in “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.” in 1966, catapulting her to global stardom. She also appeared in “The Three Musketeers” in 1974, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
In addition to her acting career, Welch was named one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” by Empire magazine in 1995, and Playboy ranked her third in “100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century.” She was also involved in a very successful line of wigs.
Welch had a turbulent love life, having been married four times between 1967 and 2004. She is survived by her two children, son Damon Welch and daughter Tahnee Welch.
Before her death, Welch had kept a low profile and was last spotted treating herself to a manicure in Beverly Hills in July 2022, wearing a casual white top and black pants. Her last public outing before that was in September 2021.
Following her death, many celebrities shared sweet memories of working with the actress, including Reese Witherspoon, who starred alongside Welch in the 2001 comedy “Legally Blonde.