Beloved actress Melissa Gilbert shares the tragic news

Raquel Welch died at 82 after a brief illness, her business manager announced.

Although it took some time for the news that one of the greatest Hollywood beauties of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s had died to reach the public, shock waves swept through the entertainment industry.

Following that, the Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. actress was showered with accolades.

Raquel was one of the first brunette bombshells in Hollywood to play a leading role in a film, and many celebrities praised her.