Debbie Reynolds Dead At 84: Carrie Fisher’s Mom Dies After Stroke

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Debbie Reynolds Dead

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Debbie Reynolds Dead

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Debbie Reynolds is dead. The legendary actress died on Wednesday at age 84.

Reynolds’ passing comes following a stroke she suffered just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. As Gossip Cop reported, Fisher died five days after she had a massive heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles. Incredibly, now the family is grieving again.

Reynolds, born Mary Frances Reynolds in 1932, began her decades-long career with movie musicals after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Her breakout role came with 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain. In 1956, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Bundle Of Joy. An Academy Award nomination followed with The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964. The film Mother led to a 1990 Golden Globe nomination, too. The actress also had her own TV series, “The Debbie Reynolds Show,” which aired for one season in 1969-1970 and earned her another Globes nod.

Reynolds was nominated for an Emmy in 2000 for her guest role on “Will & Grace.” The actress recurred on the NBC comedy as the mother of Debra Messing’s Grace. More recently, she was known for appearances in Disney’s Halloweentown movies, as well as Behind The Candelabra. In 2013, Reynolds received the Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. And just last year, the Hollywood icon was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards.

Reynolds wed the singer Eddie Fisher in 1955. Together they had son named Todd, in addition to daughter Carrie. The marriage infamously ended following Fisher’s affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds subsequently remarried twice, but did not have any more children. In addition to Todd, she is survived by Carrie’s daughter, the actress Billie Lourd. Click to see celebrity reaction to Reynolds’ death.

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Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday, one day after daughter Carrie Fisher.


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