In a bizarre turn of events, Debbie Reynolds passed away today at the age of 84.
Yesterday, Reynolds’ daughter, Carrie Fisher died after going into cardiac arrest a few days prior. Today, Reynolds herself suffered a possible stroke which, ultimately, led to her death. Reynolds was at the home of her son, Todd Fisher, planning Carrie’s funeral when 911 was called about the stroke.
Debbie Reynolds gained popularity after her role as Kathy Selden alongside Gene Kelly in 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. She became a big star by the mid-1950’s and even released her own pop album. In the 1960’s, she starred in How the West Was Won and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the latter. She later starred on Broadway, had her own television show, and was nominated for numerous awards. In 2015, she received a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and, earlier this year, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Needless to say, Reynolds had a fantastic career. Unfortunately, her life was met with a tragic end and her family was dealt another huge blow so quickly.
All respects go to Debbie Reynolds’ family and friends.