On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, TMZ, and the Los Angles Times reported that actress Debbie Reynolds had passed away of heart failure. Her son, Todd Fisher, did not respond to the Associated Press (AP) confirming the news until Wednesday night. Late in the day on Wednesday, the actress was at her son’s home when paramedics were called for the actress.
Reynolds died days after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away after suffering a heart attack on Friday, Dec. 23. She posted a heartwarming message of thanks on her Facebook page to everyone for their kind words and support of her daughter’s death just shortly before she was rushed to the hospital.
In 1952, the hit “Singin in the Rain” was the film that made Renolds a star, when she was cast to appear alongside Gene Kelly as Kathy Selden. She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 1964 hit “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” The actress had no trouble finding work later in her career in the hit sitcom “Will and Grace,” for which she was nominated for a Best Guest Actress In a Comedy Series. She also starred in “Halloween Town,” filmed by Disney.
Reynolds had her share of heartbreak when her marriage to the late Eddie Fisher ended after just four years after he left her to marry Elizabeth Taylor; who was her best friend. The star leaves behind her granddaughter, Billie Lourd and son Todd.
By Katherine Miller
Edited by Cathy Milne
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