Actress Debbie Reynolds dies one day after daughter Carrie Fisher

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Actress Debbie Reynolds has died at age 84.

Reynolds' death comes a day after the death of her daughter, actress, Carrie Fisher, who went into cardiac arrest Friday on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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Her son, Todd Fisher, told the Associated Press that Reynolds died Wednesday.

"She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken," Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his mother was taken by ambulance earlier Wednesday.

He said the stress of his sister's death on Tuesday "was too much" for Reynolds. Carrie Fisher, who was 60, had been hospitalized since Friday.

"She said, 'I want to be with Carrie,'" her son said. "And then she was gone."

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Reynolds was Hollywood royalty for decades, making her film debut in "June Bride" in 1948. She notably starred alongside Gene Kelly in "Singin' in he Rain" in 1952 when she was 19 years old.

Her portrayal of Margaret "Maggie" Brown in the film adaptation of the broadway musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in 1964 earned her an Oscar nomination in 1965. She had a short-lived sitcom, "The Debbie Reynolds Show," for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1970.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Reynolds appeared on multiple TV shows, including "The Love Boat" and "Will & Grace."


Carrie Fisher opened up about her mother in an interview with NPR's Terry Gross earlier this year.

Fisher told NPR that her mother had two strokes earlier this year.

"She's an immensely powerful woman. And I just admire my mother very much. She also annoys me sometimes when she's, you know, mad at the nurses. But, you know, she's an extraordinary woman, extraordinary," Fisher said.

"There are very few women from her generation who worked like that, who just kept a career going all her life and raised children and had horrible relationships and lost all her money and got it back again. I mean, she's had an amazing life, and she's someone to admire."




Fisher said both she and her mother were both made the Greatest American Films of All Time list.

"Both movies were sort of, you know, iconic at the - well, they did the AFI 10 top films, and one was "Singing In The Rain" and one was "Star Wars," she said.

In 2016, Reynolds was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars.

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