Two days, two great losses for Hollywood – and the rest of the world.
Debbie Reynolds passed away Wednesday at 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. The ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ icon’s son, Todd Fisher, confirmed the news, saying the stress of his sister’s death was insurmountable.
He adds: “She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie. She’s with Carrie now.” According to reports, Reynolds had been discussing funeral plans for the ‘Star Wars’ actress, who died on Tuesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles last week.
The ‘Tammy and the Bachelor’ star was at her and Fisher’s property in Beverly Hills when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke on Wednesday afternoon. Just one day earlier, Reynolds had expressed gratitude to her daughter’s fans on Facebook. She wrote: “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. Love Carries Mother”
As expected, one of the most beloved movie stars was mourned by many in Hollywood, who posted touching tributes via social media.