Raquel Welch’s demise certificates revealed a secret well being battle with Alzheimer’s illness. The long-lasting Nineteen Sixties intercourse image suffered cardiac arrest and died on February 15 after what his household known as a “temporary sickness.” She was 82 years outdated.
The demise certificates listed Alzheimer’s illness as one of many underlying causes of his demise, in line with the doc obtained by TMZ Tuesday. Welch by no means publicly disclosed his analysis of Alzheimer’s illness. The doc additionally notes that Welch suffered a coronary heart assault at her residence in Los Angeles. She died at 2:25 a.m. on February 15 and was cremated.
Welch, born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, was one of many nice Hollywood intercourse symbols of the Nineteen Sixties, because of blockbuster movies A million years BC And Improbable journey. The picture of her sporting a “prehistoric” bikini for A million BC makes her an immediate pin-up. She additionally starred in Bandolero!, Dazzled, Girl in Cement, The Magical Christian, And Myra Breckinridge. She received a Golden Globe for Richard Lester’s comedian adaptation of The three Musketeers and starred in his suite, The 4 Musketeers.
Welch’s different credit embrace The Wild Social gathering, The Prince and the Pauper, Bare Gun 33 & 1/3: The Remaining Insult, Legally Blonde, And The way to be a Latin lover. She additionally appeared in episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Seinfeld, Spin Metropolis, 8 Easy Guidelines, And Skilled: Miami. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for the 1987 TV film proper to die. She made her final tv look within the UP TV sequence going out with my dad in 2017. Welch acquired a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame in 1994.
Welch by no means wished to retire, so long as she might nonetheless work, she stated Sunday submit in 2018. “So long as I nonetheless appear to be Raquel Welch, I am completely satisfied,” she stated. “I am very selective about what work I tackle, however I am removed from executed. So long as individuals are nonetheless serious about me, I will hold working. What else would I do? I have been been busy all my life and I am unable to cease now.”
Welch has been married and divorced 4 occasions. She is survived by her youngsters, Damon Welch and actress Tahnee Welch.