In a grim turn of events, famous actress Debbie Reynolds has been rushed to the hospital a day after the death of her equally famous daughter, Carrie Fisher. E! News reports that Reynolds was taken via ambulance in a fair to serious condition this afternoon.
The 84 year-old star was with her son, Todd Fisher, at the time and was reported to be feeling unwell. This eventually led to a 911 call that Reynolds had possibly suffered a stroke and needed medical attention, according to TMZ. Neither Reynolds’ representative nor her son had any further comment on her health or status.
This news is particularly heartbreaking, given that her daughter just passed away yesterday at age 60 following a heart attack. Reynolds and Todd had just mourned their losses online when this medical emergency took place. The actress posted on Facebook Tuesday, “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.”
— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 28, 2016
Like her daughter, Reynolds has a long and notable acting career. She began her career in the late ’40s, starring in films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Charlotte’s Web, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She had her own comedy series The Debbie Reynolds Show in 1969 and 1970. For those born in more recent years, you might have seen her as the grandmother in Disney’s Halloweentown movies. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.
Let’s hope Reynolds makes a speedy recovery and that 2016 doesn’t take yet another beloved film star from us.
It’s been reported that Debbie Reynolds has passed away in the hospital at age 84. It’s still unclear as to the cause of her death, but between her extensive entertainment career and outgoing personality, it’s clear Hollywood has truly lost an iconic woman today.
TMZ spoke with Todd Fisher earlier. According to him, he and his mother were making funeral arrangements for his sister. This, as is expected, was incredibly tough for Reynolds. About 15 minutes before she fell ill from a suspected stroke, Reynolds said:
I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.
These are thought to be some of her last words. Todd later gave those same words to Variety: “She wanted to be with Carrie.”