Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher
Debbie Reynolds has died on Wednesday at the age of 84, just a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
The actress was arranging funeral plans for her daughter when she fell ill.
It’s reported that she had trouble breathing while at her sons house and was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Reynolds son, Todd Fisher, told Variety that “she wanted to be with Carrie.”
Carrie Fisher had heart problems during a flight from London to Los Angeles, and passengers attempted to revive her with CPR.
In an interview last month with NPR, Carrie Fisher spoke of her relationship with her mother. “She’s an immensely powerful woman and I just admire my mother very much.”
The Singing’ in the Rain star has held an array of roles, and last year she accepted the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented to her by her daughter.
She has been fighting off illness in the past year though, and was too ill to accept her honorary Academy Award last year because she was recovering from three strokes.
Reynolds has been on screen for over 60 years, also starring in the Bachelor, The Tender Trap, How the West Was Won, Goodbye Charlie and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
More recently the star appeared on Will & Grace, Mother and Behind the Candelabra.
Reynolds found a host of gay fans throughout her career. “I have always since 1948 hired dancers and creative people who were gay. They are like my children,” she said.