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Actress Raquel Welch Dead at 82

Raquel Welch, a longtime actress, international sex symbol and Golden Globe winner, has died, PEOPLE confirms. She was 82.

Raquel Welch
at the 2008 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 02-09-08

Welch “passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness,” her manager Steve Sauer confirmed to PEOPLE on Wednesday.

Sauer 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.”

TMZ was first to report the news.

Welch made her film debut in the mid 1960s, with breakout roles in 1966’s Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. that same year.

She would go on to star in dozens of films, including 1973’s The Three Musketeers, which earned her a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical.

Source: People

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