Film legend Debbie Reynolds dies at 84, one day after daughter Carrie Fisher
Debbie Reynolds, who became a silver screen legend in films like Singin’ in the Rain, died Wednesday at the age of 84, after suffering a stroke.
Her passing comes just one day after the loss of her daughter, beloved actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
Reynolds was rushed to the hospital at around 1 p.m.
She was at her son Todd Fisher’s house in Beverly Hills, planning for her late daughter Carrie Fisher’s funeral, when she complained she wasn’t feeling well and someone called 911.
Yesterday, Reynolds was on Facebook reacting to Carrie’s death:
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” Reynolds wrote. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother”
Reynolds will be remembered for roles in Hollywood classics like Tammy and the Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which earned her an Oscar nomination in 1964.
Her relationship with her daughter Carrie was the subject of Carrie’s semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge, which was later adapted for a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Debbie is survived by her son Todd, who told TMZ, “She’s with Carrie.”
Here’s Debbie, singing un-dubbed (her singing was dubbed in the film release) in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain: