Hollywood icon Doris Day has passed away, aged 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed in a statement that the actor, singer and activist had died early on Monday, 13 May, at her home in California.

She was surrounded by close friends when she passed, according to the statement, which added Day had been "in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

Day was one of the biggest stars of the fifties and sixties, appearing in classic films like Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane and The Pajama Game.

She was also an Oscar winner, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a staunch campaigner for animal rights for much of her life.

But more so than that, she was one of the most quotable stars of her era and, alongside her treasured filmography, she left of us with some truly inspiration words to help us navigate our way through life. Here at ten of our favourites...

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