Debbie Reynolds, mother to Carrie Fisher died on Wednesday at the age of 84 a day after Fisher passed away. This shocking and yet sad tale left many in tears as two famous actresses of their time were finally laid to rest too soon.
Her son, Todd Fisher, confirmed Reynolds’ death to the Associated Press and said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for Reynolds. “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.”
These two had a close relationship and were known for their love for others and talent in the movie industry but it breaks our hearts that they both left the world in a such a drastic and sudden way.
Debbie Reynolds was an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian. Her breakout role came in the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Her big break came at the age of 20 when Gene Kelly choose her as his dance partner for “Singing’ In The Rain.” She was featured in many of the film’s musical numbers including the song “Good Morning.”
At age 31, Reynolds earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and won an Emmy Award for her performance as Bobbie (Grace’s mother) on the television show “Will & Grace.”
In an obituary by CBS News, Carrie Fisher is quoted as saying that her mother taught her how to “sur-thrive.” The two were close. Reynolds eventually bought a house that shared a driveway with Fisher, CBS News said.
These two shall be greatly missed and may their souls rest in peace.
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