Actress Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke at the age of 84 on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died of cardiac arrest at age 60. Reynolds was at the home of her son, Todd Fisher, in Beverly Hills when she suffered a stroke. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where she later died. Todd said his mother wanted to be with Carrie.

Debbie Reynolds' death

It is indeed very sad that Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday and her celebrity mother, Debbie Reynolds, died one day later.

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The "Star Wars" actress died in Los Angeles’ UCLA Medical Center after she suffered a heart attack on United Airlines Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles last Friday, December 23. She never recovered but died four days later. Reynolds was planning Carrie's funeral when she suffered a stroke. The iconic actress is survived by her 58-year-old son, Todd Fisher, and her 24-year-old granddaughter, Billie Lourd, who is also an actress starring in "Scream Queens." Now Billie is also mourning her own mother, Carrie Fisher. and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

Reynolds' life and career

Debbie was born Mary Frances Reynolds. When she began acting and obtained a contract with Warner Bros., her first name was changed to Debbie. Reynolds had a 70-year career in television and movies. Her most notable roles were in the 1952 movie, "Singin' in the Rain" and the 1964 movie,"The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

She was married three times. Her first husband was Eddie Fisher, father to Carrie and Todd. Most people remember the scandal when Eddie left Debbie to marry Elizabeth Taylor (who was Debbie's good friend at the time).

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The two women renewed their friendship years later.

Debbie had a contentious relationship with her daughter, and Carrie wrote about spats with her mother in her first novel, "Postcards from the Edge." The book was semi-autobiographical because it fictionalized and satirized Carrie's real-life experiences such as her mental illness, drug addiction, and her up-and-down relationship with her mother. Condolences were already pouring in for Carrie. Now condolences are pouring in for both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.