Debbie Reynolds, Iconic Actress, Dead at 84
Her death comes just one day after the passing of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
Earlier today, she was rushed to the hospital after suffering from a “medical emergency,” according to TMZ.
The site further reports the Singin’ in the Rain actress suffered a stroke this afternoon (Dec. 28) while at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills. She was there discussing funeral arrangements for her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday (Dec. 27) from a heart attack.
Someone on scene reportedly called 911 around 1 PM PST and an ambulance took Reynolds to an emergency room.
TMZ also claims the 84-year-old actress was, understandably, “distraught since Carrie’s emergency Friday on a United jet.”
Following news of Debbie Reynold’s death, many entertainers honored the actress and singer, who rose to fame in the 1950s and starred in dozens of movies including The Unsinkable Molly Brown, How Sweet It Is! and Halloweentown. On television, Reynolds was known for playing Debra Messing’s mother, Bobbi Adler, on Will & Grace, and guest-starred as John Goodman’s mother on Roseanne. Her voice work included roles on Rugrats, Kim Possible and Family Guy, and she made her 1973 Broadway debut alongside daughter Carrie Fisher.
See reactions to Debbie Reynolds’ passing from Debra Messing, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Kendrick, Bette Midler, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and more below.
Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful- a consummate pro- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else "on the road" to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, "I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you." RIP Bobbie Adler. ❤
#DebbieReynolds has just died. This is too hard to comprehend. Beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft, she follows Carrie, dead days ago.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 29, 2016
My favorite Debbie Reynolds recording. She was one of the last of the true H'wood talents: actress, singer, dancer: https://t.co/67zWUUHDhv
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 29, 2016
I'll never say no to you… pic.twitter.com/bZjB92d7W2
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 29, 2016
wow…… this sad news makes me wanna hug my mama and never let go…… pic.twitter.com/WX7vN63x0k
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 29, 2016
i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 29, 2016
I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 29, 2016
Peace & love Debbie Reynolds ….. singing in the pic.twitter.com/cwnvGWvUvr
— Daryl Hannah (@dhlovelife) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, God is holding you and Carrie in his hands.
We will always speak your name
Love you, Debbie Allen
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 29, 2016
The saddest news. Debbie Reynolds – an outstanding performer with the most beautiful vibrant energy. Rest in peace, radiant soul. X pic.twitter.com/HJ4djDnTdO
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 29, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 29, 2016
Fave Debbie interview: https://t.co/GCcKLSQ1jE
— Cole Escola (@ColeEscola) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) December 29, 2016
So blown away and saddened by this Debbie Reynolds news a day after her daughter, Carrie passes away. So much luv & strength to their family
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2016
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