Debbie Reynolds, 84, died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died. Carrie went into cardiac arrest on a flight 15 minutes from LAX. She passed away on Tuesday morning at UCLA Medical Center. Her mother, a well-known Hollywood star, was rushed to the hospital shortly after 1 PM on Wednesday, December 28th, when someone at her son’s Beverly Hills home called 911 to report a possible stroke.
Debbie’s son, Todd Fisher, confirmed that Debbie passed away Wednesday, a day after his sister’s death.
“She’s now with Carrie, and we’re all heartbroken,” Todd Fisher said from Cedars-Sinair Medical Center, where Debbie was taken by ambulance Wednesday in the early afternoon.
In a November interview with Fresh Air, Carrie Fisher spoke about her admiration for her mother, along with a few setbacks that she experienced throughout her life.
“She’s an immensely powerful woman, and I just admire my mother very much,” Fisher said. “There’s very few women from her generation who worked like that, who just kept a career going her whole life, and raised children, and had horrible relationships, and lost all her money, and got it back again. I mean, she’s had an amazing life, and she’s someone to admire.”
Debbie Reynolds was known for many great roles. Between 1950 and 1967, she starred in over 30 movie musicals and comedies. She received an Oscar nomination for her role as Molly Brown in 1964’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was also well-known for her roles in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), How the West was Won (1962), The Singing Nun (1966), Behind the Candelabra (2013), and the Halloweentown series. In 1969, she launched her own show, named The Debbie Reynolds Show. Her role in Behind the Candelabra was her last, in which she played Liberace’s mother. In 2014, she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Along with her son, Todd Fisher, her family line continues with her granddaughter, Billie Lourd — Carrie Fisher’s daughter. Lourd is known for portraying Chanel #3 in Scream Queens, while also having a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Lieutenant Connix alongside her mother as Princess Leia.
Debbie Reynolds, along with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, will both be dearly missed by both family, friends, and fans.
Godspeed, dear Debbie Reynolds, as if this year did not have enough. You’ll be missed. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/i0PznMOIaR
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