Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in “Singin’ in the Rain’ and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous life, has died a day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84.
Announcing her death later, her son Todd Fisher told AP news agency: “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.”
He added that the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for their mother.
US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.
Her daughter, Fisher – renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series – died on Tuesday aged 60, following a cardiac arrest on a plane.
Reynolds was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre after being taken ill on Wednesday.
In 1996 she won critical acclaim in the title role of Albert Brooks’ movie “Mother.” Reynolds and her daughter were featured together in the HBO documentary “Bright Lights,” scheduled for release in 2017