|Debbie Reynolds passed away. Carrie Fisher, her daughter passed away yesterday.|
Not long after Carrie Fisher passed away, her mother, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds passed away. One day after the news broke. I am truly saddened by this latest event. This broke around 4pm.
This is a shocking moment in American history.
Carrie Fisher was best known for being Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. She was in London reprising her role. When she was heading back to the United States, she would be unconscious on a plane flight.
She was rushed to the hospital for cardiac arrest. She would pass away on Tuesday. Not long after the news broke, her mother, Debbie Reynolds issued a statement saying that she was heartbroken and torn by the lost of her daughter.
Now the family confirmed that Debbie had a stroke and didn't recover from it. She was 84 years old.
TMZ reported that she was hospitalized for the emergency at Cedar-Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11am.
Todd Fisher spoke on behalf of the family.
"She wanted to be with Carrie.", he said to the junk food media.
Born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, she grew up without a father. She would strive for success in acting. She would get a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Helen Kane in the move "Three Little Words." But the movie "Singin' in the Rain" made her a legend of Hollywood.
Other notable successes include The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953), Susan Slept Here (1954), Bundle of Joy (1956 Golden Globe nomination), The Catered Affair (1956 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Winner), and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), in which her rendering of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the music charts. In 1959, she released her first pop music album, entitled Debbie.
She starred in How the West Was Won (1963), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a biographical film about the famously boisterous Molly Brown. Her performance as Molly Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other notable films include The Singing Nun (1966), Divorce American Style (1967), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Mother (1996 Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997). Reynolds was also a noted cabaret performer. In 1979 she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today.
In 1973 Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. In 1969 she starred in her own television show The Debbie Reynolds Show, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in A Gift of Love (1999) and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on Will & Grace. At the turn of the millennium, Reynolds reached a new younger generation with her role as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown series. In 1988 she released her autobiography titled, Debbie: My Life. In 2013, she released an updated version titled Unsinkable: A Memoir.
Reynolds was a noted businesswoman, having operated her own hotel in Las Vegas. She was also a collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1970 MGM auction. She was the former president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes. Reynolds continued to perform successfully on stage, television, and film into her eighties. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In August 2015, it was announced Reynolds would be the recipient of the 2016 Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In 2016, a documentary about her life was released titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
She was married three times. She married pop singer Eddie Fisher in 1955, with whom she had two children with. Carrie and Todd were the children. She also married business executive Harry Karl for a while. She would also marry a real estate developer named Richard Hamlett before divorcing him.
Carrie did blame her mother for her turmoils. She claimed that her mother's cold reputation led her to drugs, alcohol and depression. They had a fallout for nearly a decade. Debbie did at least make peace with Carrie before their passings.
They reunited and decided to work together on projects.
Reynolds was survived by her son and her granddaughter, Billie Lourd.
Shocking stuff in the entertainment world.