Carrie Fisher’s Mother — Debbie Reynolds — Dead at 84


Another tragedy has rocked the family of Carrie Fisher, as her mother Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84…

Debbie Reynolds, mother to recently deceased Carrie Fisher, has died today at the age of 84. TMZ broke the news this evening that Reynolds had been rushed, by ambulance, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a stroke while at her son Todd’s home, while the two were making plans for Carrie Fisher’s funeral.

Reynolds, who was considered Hollywood Royalty, was probably best known for her roles in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Her son Todd released the statement confirming her death:

"“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.”"

This tragic news comes just one day after the death of her daughter, Star Wars icon, Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia), who died on Tuesday, due to complications from suffering a massive heart attack on her flight home from London to Los Angeles.

Debbie Reynolds’ last social media post came from her Facebook account, where she thanked the fans for their support of her daughter, Carrie.

Reynolds had a celebrated career in Hollywood that lasted 66 years, and the actress was the star of over 50 motion pictures, two Broadway shows, and two television series, just to name a few of her achievements.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actresses Carrie Fisher, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Perhaps her greatest achievement, however, came in 1955, when she, along with other young actors in Hollywood, founded a charity to fight the stigma of mental illness, according to Reynolds’ daughter, Carrie Fisher, was always open and upfront about her battle with mental illness.

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This is truly a devastating week for Star Wars fans, as well as fans of Debbie Reynolds, but most importantly, her son Todd and granddaughter Billie Lourd, will have to bury a mother and a grandmother, as well as a sister. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. May the Force be with them all.