“Singin’ in the Rain” star was 84
Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, “Star Wars” heroine Carrie Fisher, TheWrap has confirmed.
“She’s with Carrie,” Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher said in a statement, referring to his sister, who died Tuesday morning.
The Oscar-nominated actress was hospitalized after reportedly suffering a possible stroke on Wednesday. She was rushed to a hospital at around 1 p.m. PT.
Shortly after news of her daughter’s death was announced, Reynolds shared a message on Facebook thanking fans for their support. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” she wrote. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carrie’s Mother.”
Spooky yet fitting as mom and daughter had long reconciled and become inseparable. George Noory aired her long-ago #1 hit Tammy in its entirety (normally Coast to Coast only plays Snatches of bumper tunes.) Fabulous vocal performance and sublime orchestral arrangement. Up until the mid-80s, Tammy was in the Top Thirty longest-Billboard-charting singles (31 weeks–tied with among others, Vancouver glam rocker Nick Gilder). She had a decent follow up hit–a cover of the. Oh try tune Am I That Easy To Forget. I’m surprised she didn’t keep at it.
Thanks for the memories, Debbie and for your unforgettably funny and multi-talented daughter Carrie. My heart goes out to Todd Fisher who must now plan two services.