Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84: 'Singin’ in the Rain' Star Mourned By Musicians, Entertainers
2016 keeps on taking more stars and the latest has a tragic twist. Actor, singer and Hollywood royalty, Debbie Reynolds died at the age of 84 on Wednesday, Dec. 28. She died just one day after the death of her daughter; beloved Star Wars star Carrie Fisher. Debbie Reynolds was known for her roles in musicals Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Reynolds' son Todd Fisher said to the AP his sister's death was "just too much" for his mother. Before she died, she said according to Todd Fisher, "I want to be with Carrie." She died on Wednesday after being brought to to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a medical emergency.
Reynolds became a star for her role in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain, which would go on to be rated the No. 1 musical of all time by the American Film Institute. She earned a No. 1 single with the ballad "Tammy." She was also a very charitable woman, earning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2015 by the Academy, recognizing her work.
She is being remembered by stars from across generations, who were touched by her portrayals in film and music.
i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 29, 2016
wow...... this sad news makes me wanna hug my mama and never let go...... pic.twitter.com/WX7vN63x0k — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 29, 2016
I'll never say no to you... pic.twitter.com/bZjB92d7W2 — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 29, 2016
So blown away and saddened by this Debbie Reynolds news a day after her daughter, Carrie passes away. So much luv & strength to their family
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2016
This is beyond heartbreaking. Debbie was an Idol …I Have Seen Singing in The Rain a million times. Loved all her films…WORDS ARE INADEQUATE — Cher (@cher) December 29, 2016
#DebbieReynolds has just died. This is too hard to comprehend. Beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft, she follows Carrie, dead days ago. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 29, 2016