Carol Channing, Legendary Broadway star, died at age 97 on Tuesday, January 15, at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA, her publicist confirmed.

“CAROL CHANNING – You had us at ‘HELLO, DOLLY!’ It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon – Miss Carol Channing.” Channing’s publicist Harlan Boll said in a statement. “I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped into my life.”

With her raspy voice and huge smile, Channing had significant Hollywood success, earning a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.

RIP Carol…