It seems Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart.

Only the day before, her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away and, understandably, she was distraught.

The 84-year-old had been at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills discussing Carrie’s funeral plans when it’s understood she suffered a stroke and was rushed to hospital. 

In the hours before she died, Carrie’s half-sister, actress Joely Fisher, posted a picture of her and her mother.She died a short time later.  


A photo posted by Joely Fisher (@msjoelyfisher) on

“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” her son said.


He said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for his mother.

It’s been reported her last words were, “I want to be with Carrie.”

On Tuesday, she had expressed gratitude to her daughter’s fans on Facebook.

“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.”

Described as a wholesome 1950s film ingénue, Debbie was best known for starring in Singin’ In The Rain.  

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