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Actress Debbie Reynolds dies, one day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Ellie Walker-Arnott

American actress Debbie Reynolds has passed away aged 84, just a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher

The Hollywood icon, who was known for roles in 'Singin' in the Rain', 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' and TV show 'Will and Grace', was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke one day after 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher died aged 60. 

Reynolds's death was confirmed by her son Todd Fisher, who said: 'The last thing she said this morning was that she was very, very sad about losing Carrie and that she would like to be with her again. Fifteen minutes later she suffered a severe stroke.'

Reynolds had paid tribute to her daughter the day before, posting this message on Facebook: '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.'

Hollywood co-stars, friends and fans have been quick to pay tribute to actress and singer Reynolds: 


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. ❤

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