Debbie Reynolds, a leading lady in Hollywood musicals died on Wednesday, her son reveals, just a day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.
Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated singer-actress was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital earlier on Wednesday. “It’s true, she’s with Carrie,” her son, Todd Fisher, told Reuters adding that shortly before suffering a stroke, Reynolds had said she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her.
“She left very shortly after that and those were the last words she spoke,” Todd Fisher said.
After the news of Reynolds’ death, many people took to social media and wrote that “she died of a broken heart.”
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later battled through drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday at age 60 after suffering from a heart attack last Friday.
After Fisher’s death, Reynolds said 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.”