Just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s death, Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke, where she later passed away. She was 84.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” Fisher told Variety.
Fisher passed away just yesterday, following a massive heart attack and subsequent hospitalization on Friday, Dec. 23. Reynolds was reportedly discussing funeral plans for her daughter when the medical emergency occurred. She leaves her surviving son Todd and her granddaughter Billie Lourd, who is Carrie Fisher’s daughter.
Just yesterday, Reynolds had posted on Facebook to thank fans and friends for their support during Fisher’s hospitalization. “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. Love Carries Mother.”
Though Reynolds and Fisher had a tumultuous relationship over the years, the two became very close later in life. The mother-daughter pair were estranged for nearly ten years following Fisher’s struggle with substance abuse and her bipolar disorder, but eventually reconciled.
Last year, Reynolds was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work with charity. She also received the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards in 2015 (as pictured above). She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” in 1964, but ultimately lost to “Mary Poppins'” Julie Andrews.
Reynolds is a prolific actress with a storied Hollywood history. She is perhaps best known for her role as Kathy Selden in “Singin’ in the Rain,” but her past credits also include “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “In & Out” and “Will and Grace.” She has contributed to many children’s shows and movies, from “Rugrats” to “Kim Possible” to “Charlotte’s Web,” where she voiced the title character. She also appeared as Marnie’s grandmother Aggie Cromwell in the Disney Channel original movies “Halloweentown,” “Halloween Town II” and “Halloweentown High.”
- Ad Free Browsing
- Over 10,000 Videos!
- All in 1 Access
- Join For Free!