Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds Is Dead at 84

UPDATE: What a sad turn of events. Debbie Reynolds has died just one day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away. Reynolds had a long and celebrated career, including "Singin' in the Rain," "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." But I would be lying if I didn't admit that her portrayal of Albert Brooks's "Mother" and as Bobbi Adler -- star of local productions of "The Music Person," "Death of a Salesperson" and "The Ice-Person Cometh" in Schenectady -- were my favorite performances of them all. RIP. funny lady.
Debbie Reynolds -- who rose to stardom in "Singin' in the Rain" and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty -- died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned ... just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away ... this according to her son Todd. Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We're told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest. Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher in 1959 after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie married 2 more times in 1960 and 1984. She played iconic roles in "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" ... for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Carrie's relationship with Debbie was the focus of Carrie's semi-autobiographical book, "Postcards from the Edge," which was later adapted for the big screen, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Debbie's survived by her son Todd, who tells us, "She's with Carrie." She was 84.
Boy Culture lovingly remembers Ms. Reynolds HERE.

As if she hasn't been through enough.

Via TMZ:
Debbie Reynolds just suffered a medical emergency, which we're told is a possible stroke. ... and EMTs just raced to the scene ... TMZ has learned. Debbie was at her son Todd Fisher's home in Beverly Hills and just after 1 PM someone from the house called 911 ... TMZ has learned. We're told 84-year-old Debbie, who's daughter Carrie died Tuesday, has been distraught since Carrie's emergency Friday on a United jet. Family sources tell us they called 911 to report a possible stroke. The ambulance just took Debbie to a nearby emergency room. Debbie was at Todd's house discussing funeral plans for Carrie.
This sounds very serious, although I think even Carrie would be OK with its being an "It twirled up!" moment.


Unknown said...

She passed away, too.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Incredibly sad!