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Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84: 'Singin’ in the Rain' Star Mourned By Musicians, Entertainers

by Ryan Middleton   Dec 29, 2016 10:47 AM EST

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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.

 

 

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