Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized After Possible Stroke

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Debbie Reynolds Stroke

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Debbie Reynolds Stroke

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UPDATE: Heartbreakingly, Gossip Cop can confirm Debbie Reynolds died following a stroke on Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Debbie Reynolds, the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after reportedly suffering a possible stroke. Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for the actress for more information.

According to TMZ, a 911 call was made from the Beverly Hills residence of Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, and EMT’s rushed to the scene. The 84-year-old actress was then taken by ambulance to a nearby emergency room. Gossip Cop will have updates as this story further develops.

The news comes just a day after her daughter’s death. As Gossip Cop reported on Tuesday, Fisher died at the age of 60, just five days after having a heart attack on a plane from London to Los Angeles. After remaining in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital for a few days, however, Fisher passed away.

Reynolds later released a statement in which she said, “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. Love Carries Mother.”

In May, while promoting at the Cannes Film Festival the documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher alluded to her mother’s “frail” health. She noted at the time that Reynolds “had an illness that she’s recovered amazingly from,” but that age was catching up with her. And in her book The Princess Diarist, which was released in November, Fisher wrote in the acknowledgements, “For my mother — for being too stubborn and thoughtful to die. I love you, but that whole emergency, almost dying thing, wasn’t funny. Don’t even THINK about doing it again in any form.”


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