Debbie Reynolds is dead at the age of 84. Her death comes one day after the passing of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
According to the New York Times, Reynolds fell ill from a stroke while discussing plans for Fisher’s funeral. Despite being taken to hospital, her death came later that day. Her son Todd Fisher confirmed the news.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” says Fisher. He describes Fisher’s death as being “too much” for his late mother.
Apart from her son, Reynolds also leaves behind granddaughter Billie Lourd, who is an actress.
As an actress, Reynolds leaves a stellar body of work. She is best known for playing Kathy Selden in 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. In 1964, Reynolds earned an Oscar nod for the lead role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She would reprise this part in the Broadway adaptation.
Her filmography includes Tammy and the Bachelor, Goodbye Charlie, and The Singing Nun. During the 1990s, she had a recurring role on Will & Grace as Debra Messing’s wild mom.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Reynolds’ family at this time.