Debbie Reynolds dies just one-day after losing her daughter Carrie Fisher
Another loss for Hollywood
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, star of the iconic musical Singin’ in the Rain, passed-away on Wednesday, her death comes just one-day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away. Reynolds was 84 when she died, her death was confirmed earlier this evening. Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, spoke with the Associated Press this evening, telling the outlet that the death of her daughter was simply “too much” for his mother. Joely Fisher later tweeted, “Some of the magic people have left the tribe…for the moment I am inconsolable.” The famed Hollywood actor was brought to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the details of her medical visit were not disclosed to the public. Thousands of fans, fellow actors and Hollywood’s elite took to social-media to express their sorrow for the family, who have endured so much over the holidays.
It was just this past Tuesday that we reported that Reynold’s daughter, famed Star Wars actor and popular writer Carrie Fisher, passed away after suffering a heart-attack onboard a flight to L.A.. One of Reynold’s most-famous roles was with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, the trio starred in the musical Singin’ in the Rain back in 1952. That film was directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen. Reynold’s was also an Oscar-nominated actor, though she didn’t win, for her role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964. Reynold’s also earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing Albert Brooks’ mom in the film Mother, that film released back in 1996. Reynold’s other notable roles include appearances in the films Hit the Deck, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Mating Game, How the West Was Won, and of course her career-spanning television work on shows like Rugrats, Will and Grace, The Debbie Reynolds Show, Love Boat, and the film Behind the Candelabra.
“Tammy” was Reynold’s number-one hit on the charts in 1957, the song remained at number-one for five weeks and was even nominated for an Academy Award for best original song. Reynold’s other hits were “A Very Special Love,” and the song “Am I That Easy to Forget.” Those weren’t her only awards though, the famous actor also earned a Tony Award nomination for the 1973 revival of Irene.
Along with Todd Fisher, she is survived by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, actor Billie Lourd.