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.
Ciara Defends #LevelUp Post After Getting Blasted By All The Single Ladies
Ciara got blasted by a slew of fans over the weekend after sharing a video singling out the singles.
On Saturday, the mother of two posted a video of Pastor John Gray suggesting “a wife is not the presence of a ring, but it is the presence of your character.”
In the clip, Gray, who has been known to make homophobic comments on social media, preached, “Too many women wanna be married, but you’re walking in the spirit of ‘girlfriend.’ When you carry yourself like a wife, a husband will find you.”
Cici captioned the video, “#LevelUp.”
The post offended a slew of single women, who claimed it was a complete dig towards women who have not tied the knot. Many people also blasted the star for forgetting about her own personal woes with ex-fiancé and baby daddy, Future.
Following the backlash, the singer, who is now married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, seemingly defended her message by explaining what she went through years ago. “I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices,” she wrote on Twitter.
She explained, “I was a single mom sitting at home, and I then realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and as a woman. That’s when I realized married or not married… I needed to love myself. #LevelUp.”
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