One Day After The Death Of Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds Passes
Just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds died at the age of 84.
On Wednesday news broke that the famed actress had been rushed to the hospital after suffering an apparent stroke, but then tragedy struck and her death was announced.
Her son Todd Fisher spoke to CNN after his mother’s passing.
“She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie,” Todd Fisher told CNN on Wednesday. “She’s with Carrie now.”
The cause of death has not yet been released. According to the Los Angeles Times, Reynolds had complained of breathing problems.
Reynolds was a big hit in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a bubbly singer, dancer and actress. Starring in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” the star never got caught up in the fame.
“The people that worked for her … she was just so respectful and caring and thoughtful to her publicists and her agents,” Ed Lozzi, her publicist, told CNN. “A lot of stars we worked for were not. She was special that way.”
After a short lived NBC sitcom The Debbie Reynolds Show, Reynolds became known by a younger generation for her roll as Aggie Cromwell in Disney Channel’s Halloweentown series.
Reynolds famously married and divorced singer Eddie Fisher, who left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1959.
“I have no regrets about my career. I’m just thrilled I’ve had it,” she told CNN’s Larry King in 1990. “You know, it stood by me. Marriages failed; my career always stayed. It gave me the fun of life, you know. It allowed me to travel and meet wonderful, funny people.”
Celebrities took to social media to express their heartbreak over the lose of Fisher and Reynolds in the span of one day.
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
i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 29, 2016
Remember dolls, “being normal is vastly overrated.”