2016 can’t get any more depressing :(
Just a day after “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher passed on, her mother, veteran actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, was rushed Cedars Sinai Medical Center around 1pm PST from Beverly Hills.
The 84-year-old star, who was at the home of son Todd Fisher to discuss funeral plans for Carrie Fisher, started having trouble breathing. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson confirmed that an adult female was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center “in fair to serious condition” from an address associated with Reynolds’ family.
Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds is an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian, and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. A major star in the 1950s, her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in “Three Little Words”, for which she was nominated “Most Promising Newcomer” Golden Globe Award. She also starred as Kathy Selden in “Singin’ in the Rain”.
In 1955, Debbie married pop star Eddie Fisher, with whom she later had 2 children together – Carrie and Todd. The couple later divorced in 1959 when Eddie had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie’s best friend at the time.
It is unclear what medical emergency Debbie was suffering (some news outlets are reporting that it was a “possible stroke”) but Todd Fisher told ABC News that his mother “is not OK”. She has been distraught since Carrie’s medical emergency onboard the United Airlines flight.
Meanwhile, Carrie’s half-sister, Joely, uploaded her photo of herself and Debbie with the caption, “God speed mama.”
God speed mama pic.twitter.com/XsO5zqN8w6
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 28, 2016
Joely is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and actress actress Connie Stevens.
Carrie Fisher died at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on a Los Angeles-bound flight. Fellow colleagues, celebrities, friends, and fans alike are still mourning her death, with condolences still pouring in from all over the world. Debbie posted a note on her Facebook page shortly after news of Carrie’s passing broke to thanks her followers for their thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie Reynolds’ and Carrie Fisher’s family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.
Developing story. More information to come.
UPDATE (29th December, 9:48am):
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, we really do.
News outlets are now reporting that Debbie Reynolds, mother of the late Carrie Fisher, has passed on. A day after Carrie Fisher’s death. Her son, Todd Fisher, confirmed the news to Variety, saying, “She wanted to be with Carrie.” CNN quoted Todd as saying, “My mother passed away a short time ago. She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie.”
Her death marks the loss of another Hollywood legend, who was a major star in the 50s and 60s. Debbie Reynolds was 84 years old.
Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds.