It happened again. Debbie Reynolds has died due to a massive stroke, which was reported earlier today. This comes just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away due to complications from a massive heart attack on Friday.
The Academy Award-winning actor was best known for her roles in Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, and The Tender Trap. Just to name a few.
Reynolds’ death was confirmed by her son Todd Fisher, according to the AP. Earlier Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that Reynolds had a stroke and was promptly taken to a Los Angeles hospital. According to TMZ, it happened while she was discussing Carrie’s funeral plans with Todd.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Mr. Fisher said in a statement. He said that the stress of Carrie’s death “was too much” for his mother.
It was only yesterday that Reynolds took to Facebook to express her gratitude to her daughter’s fans for all the well-wishing and love displayed throughout the world.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” she wrote. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
One of her best-remembered films is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), a classic MGM musical about 1920s moviemaking, in which she held her own with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. She was 19 at the time and had never danced professionally before.
Our hearts go out to Debbie and Carrie’s family. This world will never be the same without these two amazing women.
Source: New York Times
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