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Raquel Welch, legendary bombshell actress, dies at 82 

Raquel Welch attends a party on Dec. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)


Raquel Welch, the legendary bombshell actress who captivated audiences for decades, has died after a brief illness. She was 82.

Welch died early Wednesday morning, her manager confirmed. Details about the illness were not released.

Her career spanned over 50 years, starring in over 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. Welch first gained attention for her roles in the 1966 films “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.,” which established her as an iconic sex symbol.

She leaves behind her two children, Damon and Tahnee Welch.