Published: Thursday 29 December, 2016

Carrie Fisher’s Mom, Debbie Reynolds, Dead 1 Day After Daughter Died

A second tragedy hit Carrie Fisher’s family after her mom, Debbie Reynolds, died today.

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Carrie Fisher’s mom, Debbie Reynolds, died Wednesday. (PHOTO: AP)

Carrie Fisher’s mom, Debbie Reynolds, is dead at the age of 84. The veteran Hollywood actress’ death came just one day after the passing of Carrie following a mid-flight heart attack while returning to Los Angeles from London before Christmas.

According to reports, Debbie Reynolds was rushed to hospital Wednesday afternoon after a suspected stroke. 911 was called and she was picked up by paramedics from her son Todd’s house where they were believed to be planning Carrie’s funeral. Her condition at the time was believed to be serious.

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Debbie Reynolds died hours later Wednesday night. Todd Fisher told TMZ, “She’s with Carrie.”

Variety magazine also quoted Todd saying, “She wanted to be with Carrie.”

Only hours before, Carrie Fisher’s mom was thanking fans and friends for their support and condolences. On Facebook, she wrote, ‘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,’ she added.

Debbie Reynolds was a Hollywood veteran of dozens of films. An accomplished singer and dancer, her role in ‘Singing in the Rain’ with Gene Kelly was one of her most memorable. She also appeared on stage and had dozens of television appearances.

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Carrie Fisher’s mom, Mary Frances Reynolds in real life, joined Hollywood at the age of sixteen after winning a beauty contest at Burbank High School. Warner Bros. immediately gave her a contract, and a new name: Debbie Reynolds.

Mother and daughter had a volatile relationship and were not speaking to each other for years. Their relationship was well documented in Carrie’s semi-autobiographical novel Postcards From the Edge, which was later adapted into a movie of the same title.