After being rushed to the hospital on Wednesday (12/28) for a medical emergency, actress and singer Debbie Reynolds has died. According to TMZ, the Singin’ in the Rain star was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills around 1 pm when 911 was called after she reportedly suffered a stroke. This tragic news comes only a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s sudden death after suffering a fatal heart attack.
From her breakout role in Three Little Words to her Golden Globe nominated performance in Bundle of Joy, Reynolds had an impressive acting career. Outside of film, she was also a successful businesswoman. She was the former president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes. In 2015 she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, as well as the Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2016. Reynolds was 84.
Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Debbie’s survived by her son Todd, who tells TMZ, “She’s with Carrie.”
Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds.
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