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Debbie Reynolds Dies Day After Daughter, Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds Dies Day After Daughter, Carrie Fisher

Actresses Debbie Reynolds (R), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and her daughter Carrie Fisher during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25, 2015. (Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 December 2016 08:59 PM

One day after "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher died,  her mother Debbie Reynolds has died of a reported stroke.

Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain," was rushed to the hospital Wednesday from a Beverly Hills home owned by her son Todd Fisher. According to TMZ,  the 84-year-old actress later died. The website reports that Reynolds told her son 15 minutes before she had a stroke that she was having a hard time dealing with Carrie's death.

"I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," Reynolds said, according to TMZ. 

TMZ also claims that Reynolds had multiple strokes this year.

Fisher told the Associated Press from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, "She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken. Fisher added that the stress of his sister's death "was too much" for Reynolds.

Carrie Fisher died Tuesday, four days after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was taken to a hospital after the plane landed but she never recovered.

Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the "Star Wars" films.

Reynolds starred opposite Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain," and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." She was also nominated for a Tony Award in 1973 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Irene."

Reynolds received an honorary Oscar in 2015, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, but was too ill to attend the ceremony. Her granddaughter, actress Billie Lourd, accepted the statuette in her honor.

"I'm so sorry that I'm sick, but I am thrilled beyond words, shocked, and you couldn't be more amazed that a little girl from Burbank even came near this sort of accolade," she said in a pre-recorded statement.

She was recognized for her decades-long commitment to various charities, including the mental-health organization she founded, the Thalians.

Reynolds had two children, Carrie and Todd, with the late crooner Eddie Fisher, who left her for Elizabeth Taylor.

In a November interview with for the NPR show "Fresh Air," Carrie Fisher spoke of her admiration for her mother, who she said had some recent health setbacks.

"She's an immensely powerful woman, and I just admire my mother very much," Carrie Fisher said. "There's 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."

Reynolds and Fisher appear together in a documentary that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. ''Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher" is set to air on HBO in early 2017.

Actors, entertainers, and other celebrities tweeted their condolences after hearing the news of Reynolds' death:

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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One day after "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher died, her mother Debbie Reynolds has died of a possible stroke.
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