Debbie Reynolds dies one day after daughter Carrie Fisher's death
The 'Singin' In The Rain' actress had been hospitalised for a medical emergency
Debbie Reynolds, known for her musical and dance talents as well as peak-Golden-Age-of-Hollywood films like Singin' in the Rain, passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday, 28 December, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died of complications from a heart attack.
Debbie's son Todd confirmed the news, and told NBC News: "She's gone to be with Carrie. She loved taking care of her and now she's gone to be with her." Debbie reportedly suffered a stroke that resulted in her being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital where her condition was said to be "fair to serious."
The year couldn't get more heartbreaking.
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
Had the pleasure of meeting Debbie Reynolds at a charity do once. She was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) December 29, 2016
my take away:— Will Shepherd (@shep689) December 29, 2016
Carrie Fisher: love yourself fiercely
Debbie Reynolds: love others fiercely
"I gave it all that I had, and it's gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.”— Theatre Problems (@TheatreProblems) December 29, 2016
Rest In Peace Debbie Reynolds #TheatreProblems
R.I.P Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds 😢❤️— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) December 29, 2016
My thoughts are with their family pic.twitter.com/I7rAenJkvE
Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart. Together again with her daughter. pic.twitter.com/SOX3kqpBva— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) December 29, 2016
RIP DEBBIE REYNOLDS AKA GRANDMA AGGIE. You and your daughter, Carrie Fisher, will be missed 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8wIQVuHfwJ— Common White Girl (@girlposts) December 29, 2016
Another sad day. RIP Debbie Reynolds. pic.twitter.com/NZUIDe65oq— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 29, 2016