Hollywood Legend Debbie Reynolds Dead At 84 — Gabrielle Union, Zoe Saldana & More React
Just one day after the tragic passing of iconic actress Carrie Fisher, the star’s famous mother, Debbie Reynolds, has died. Reynolds was 84.
According to reports, the actress was discussing funeral plans for her late daughter on Wednesday when she suffered a serious stroke.
On Tuesday, Reynolds’ daughter, Carrie, passed away four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher, most known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars films, was 60.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” Debbie wrote on Facebook after news broke of her daughter’s death. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
Reynolds was a legendary actress most known for her role on The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Singing in the Rain. Debbie, whose career started at the age of 16, had two children with singer Eddie Fisher.
Debbie’s granddaughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, has not responded to news of Reynolds’ passing. Billie, however, released a statement on Tuesday regarding her mother, Carrie’s death. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” a rep for the family wrote.
The statement continued, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Thousands of fans took to social media on Tuesday to react to Carrie’s passing, but what the world didn’t know was that just 48 hours later, Hollywood would me mourning the death of Debbie.
Instantly, celebrities flocked to Twitter to express their condolences and heartbreak regarding Debbie’s death and this week’s tragic events.