Debbie Reynolds Dead at Age 84
Debbie Reynolds, US actress, has died a day after the death of her actress/author daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier today. The actress became ill on Wednesday and was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Debbie Reynolds only son, Todd Fisher, announced her death to AP news agency saying, “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.” He also said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for Reynolds.
Debbie Reynolds Had Posted a Statement About Carrie
Debbie Reynolds posted a statement, regarding her daughter’s death on Facebook. It reads, “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
The popular actress married Eddie Fisher in 1955. Together they had the two children, Carrie and Todd. The couple divorced in 1959. She was married two more times following her divorce. Reynolds was leading lady in a succession of major Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950’s and 60’s. She received a best-actress Academy Award nomination for the 1964 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The actress is also well-known for her role in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly. In 2015, she was given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild. The award was presented to her by her daughter.
Reynolds and Fisher didn’t talk to each other for many years. Later in life they became closer. In an interview last month with US radio network NPR, Fisher spoke of their relationship. She said, “She’s an immensely powerful woman, and I just admire my mother very much.