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She's with Carrie: Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood icon, dies at 84

December 29, 2016 08:15 IST

Actress Debbie Reynolds has died, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.

IMAGE: Actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

A leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, including ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital earlier on Wednesday, after an apparent stroke.

Hours later, she died. Todd Fisher revealed his mother’s final words to be: “I want to be with Carrie.”

After the news of Reynolds’ death, numerous people took to social media and wrote that “she died of a broken heart.”

IMAGE: One of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood stars of her time, Reynolds received a best actress Academy Award nomination for the 1964 musical ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

One of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood stars of her time, Reynolds received a best actress Academy Award nomination for the 1964 musical ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’.

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.”

Reynolds had been in frail health in the past year, and she missed a dinner in November 2015 to receive an honorary Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said at the time that she was unable to attend because of “an unexpectedly long recovery from recent surgery.”

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