Actress Debbie Reynolds dies of stroke, a day after daughter
A leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, Debbie Reynolds, is dead. She died of stroke a day after the demise of her daughter, her son Todd Fisher said.
According to Fisher, his mother died one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.
Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated singer-actress, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital earlier on Wednesday.
“It’s true she’s with Carrie,” her son 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,” Fisher said.
After the news of Reynolds’ death, numerous people took to social media and wrote that “she died of a broken heart.”
One of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood stars of her time, Reynolds received a best actress Academy Award nomination for the 1964 musical; “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later battled drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday at age 60 after suffering a heart attack last Friday.