Debbie Reynolds, a singer and actress who starred in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and who was mother to the recently deceased actress Carrie Fisher, has died at the age of 84, reportedly from a stroke.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.
"She wanted to be with Carrie," Debbie Reynolds' son tells me.
— Stuart Oldham (@s_oldham) December 29, 2016
Reynolds purportedly suffered a stroke Wednesday, the day after her daughter’s death, and was taken to a hospital from her son Todd’s house in Beverly Hills, according to Variety. She had been planning her daughter Carrie Fisher’s funeral, according to TMZ.
The Hollywood legend worked as a TV and film actress into her 80s, including for the shows “The Golden Girls,” “Roseanne,” “Kim Possible,” “Family Guy,” and “Will and Grace,” for which she garnered an Emmy nomination in 2000.
Hollywood stars and others in the entertainment industry poured out their grievances and thoughts on Twitter.
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) December 29, 2016
RIP Debbie Reynolds you are reunited with your daughter now. pic.twitter.com/8iI2mbodsq
— Moe Rock (@MoeRockOnline) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 29, 2016
i am absolutely devastated. debbie reynolds is one of the main reasons i got into performing. i don't know what to do.
— elliot fletcher (@elliotfgf) December 29, 2016
So Debbie Reynolds dies today. One of my favs growing up … 2016
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 29, 2016
RIP Debbie Reynolds. One of my heroes. Hoping she and Carrie Fisher are now together again. 💜 pic.twitter.com/oBJvfSqNR8
— Carrie Hope Fletcher (@CarrieHFletcher) December 29, 2016