After Carrie Fisher, her mom Debbie Reynolds dies of stroke
Hollywood singer-actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. She was 84. Her death comes just a day after the death of her actress daughter Carrie Fisher.
Reynolds was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, after she collapsed at the Beverly Hills home of her son Todd Fisher.
“It’s true, she’s with Carrie,” her son Todd told Reuters, adding that shortly before suffering a stroke Reynolds had said she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her. “She left very shortly after that and those were the last words she spoke,” Todd said.
Reynolds had been at her son's house to discuss funeral arrangements of Carrie, when she became ill, reports mentioned. "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," she had posted on Facebook following her daughter's death.
Sixty-year-old Carrie, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise films, passed away on Tuesday, a few days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Reynolds, who received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award last year, first captivated audiences in 1952's with her musical ‘Singin' in the Rain’. She was later nominated for an Oscar and helped founding a group that works to combat mental health issues.
Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher in 1955 and had two children, Carrie and Todd. The couple divorced in 1959 after he fell for Elizabeth Taylor.