Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, mother of the late Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital at the age of 84.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son, Todd Fisher, told Variety, confirming his mother’s death.
On Wednesday (December 28th), Reynolds was taken to the hospital after a suspected stroke, the day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away. Fisher, renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died at the age of 60 four days after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered cardiac arrest on a plane.
Carrie’s half-sister, Joely Fisher shared a photo of her and her former stepmother on Twitter, with a caption that read, “God speed mama.”
God speed mama pic.twitter.com/XsO5zqN8w6
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 28, 2016
Born in El Paso, Texas in 1932, Reynolds is known for starring in an array of musicals, making a star turn in Singin’ in the Rain in 1952, opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. She also starred in memorable films such as The Tender Trap, Tammy and the Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher in 1955, and had two children, Carrie and Todd. The couple divorced in 1959.
Stars took to social media to share their condolences and tributes, reacting to the tragic turn of events.
My favorite Debbie Reynolds recording. She was one of the last of the true H’wood talents: actress, singer, dancer: https://t.co/67zWUUHDhv
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 29, 2016
I can’t imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ family are going through this week. I send all of my love.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 29, 2016
So heartsick. Debbie went to be with Carrie. It’s such a devastating 1,2 punch. She was my “mom” for years & I loved her dearly.A legend.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 29, 2016
I can’t imagine what kind of pain the family of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are feeling right now. My prayers are with them.
— Gabby SidiBae (@GabbySidibe) December 29, 2016
Dear Debbie Reynolds, I totally get it. Hug her so tight for all of us.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds was pure class. She was loving, talented, beautiful, unsinkable. I feel sorry for anyone who never got a chance to meet her. pic.twitter.com/XrIDFuLfYU
— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 29, 2016
oh, debbie reynolds 💔
— christina perri (@christinaperri) December 29, 2016
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, God is holding you and Carrie in his hands.
We will always speak your name🌈
Love you, Debbie Allen
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) December 29, 2016
One of THE GREATEST BITS OF CINEMA EVER. https://t.co/3unXfhcHf8
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 29, 2016
💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 wow…… this sad news makes me wanna hug my mama and never let go…… pic.twitter.com/WX7vN63x0k
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 29, 2016
Everybody hug your family & watch “Postcards From The Edge” tonight. ❤️❤️❤️
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) December 29, 2016