Debbie Reynolds has died grieving for daughter Carrie Fisher

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  1. Mel O'Drama

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    Good grief. Whatever next?!



    Debbie Reynolds, who starred opposite Gene Kelly in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain, has died a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

    The US actress, 84, had been rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke.

    Her son, Todd Fisher, said the stress of his sister's death had been too much for her and in her last words, she had said she wanted to be with Carrie.

    Will and Grace sitcom star Debra Messing said Reynolds, her on-screen mother, had been an "inspiration".

    "A legend of course," she wrote in a statement, "the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working.''

    For Star Trek actor William Shatner, Reynolds was one of the last of the Hollywood royalty.

    Reynolds had been at her son's house in Beverly Hills - apparently discussing the arrangements for Carrie Fisher's funeral - when she was taken ill.

    She was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre suffering from breathing difficulties and her death was confirmed a few hours later. It is thought she suffered a stroke.

    Carrie Fisher, renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, had died aged 60 the day before, after spending three days in a Los Angeles hospital.

    She never regained consciousness after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

    Speaking to the Associated Press news agency about his mother, Todd said: "She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken.''

    Celebrity news site TMZ reports that Reynolds cracked while discussing plans for Carrie's funeral with her son, telling him: "I miss her so much; I want to be with Carrie."


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    Can you die from a broken heart? By Stephen Evans, BBC News

    Some people talk about "broken heart syndrome", known more formally as stress cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. According to the British Heart Foundation, it is a "temporary condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or stunned. The left ventricle, one of the heart's chambers, changes shape."

    It can be brought on by a shock. "About three quarters of people diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy have experienced significant emotional or physical stress prior to becoming unwell," the charity says.

    This stress might be bereavement but it could be a shock of another kind. There are documented cases of people suffering the condition after being frightened by colleagues pulling a prank, or suffering the stress of speaking to a large group of people. It's speculated that the sudden release of hormones - in particular, adrenaline - causes the stunning of the heart muscle.

    This is different from a heart attack, which is a stopping of the heart because the blood supply is constricted, perhaps by clogged arteries.
     
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    In other tributes:

    • US actress Bette Midler said: "This is too hard to comprehend. Beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft, she follows Carrie, dead days ago"
    • British comedian Stephen Fry, who earlier tweeted that it had been a "crushing blow to lose Carrie Fisher", offered his "deepest sympathy" to the family at "this new blow"
     
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    I'm sad to hear this. Debbie seemed to have a wonderful sense of humour and was great fun on Will & Grace as Grace's narcissistic mother: a dynamic partly based on Debbie and Carrie's.



     
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    How tragically sad that she should die just one day after her daughter and seemingly of a broken heart.

    RIP
     
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    It's absolutely bonkers, it seems like every day we lose another big named star. I've been watching some of the latest SCREAM QUEENS with Billie Lourd, she must be going through hell, losing a mother and then a grandmother days after.
     
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    RIP Debbie Reynolds, wonderful MGM star and eternal girly girl. How sad dying of a broken heart indeed...
    Will lethal 2016 leave at once...?!
     
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    This is all just so sad and right over the holidays too. :(
    My sympathies goes out to her son Todd and her granddaughter Billie. They have both suffered two terrible loses just days apart. I can only imagine how terrible that must be for them.

    Debbie seemed like a nice person and there's so few stars left of her generation now. I loved Debbie in "Singing in the rain". She was a classic Hollywood star who will be sadly missed. RIP Debbie. You're with Carrie now.



    P.S. I'm glad the Oscars had the good sense to recognize Debbie before it was too late:

     
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    I cant believe this. Only a few weeks ago I was watching QI and Carrie Fisher was on and she and Stephen Fry were talking about Carrie's home in Hollywood and how great and old Hollywood it was. It used to belong to Bette Davis at one point, but Carrie mentioned that her mother lived with her, that she had converted the garage and that was where Debbie lived. I remember thinking that was lovely. That they got on so well and were so close still.

    I was a big fan of Debbie's I thought she was very funny and had an amazing spirit. She didn't seem to hold grudges or be that kind of person. Even remaining friends with Elizabeth Taylor after Eddie Fisher left her for her.

    R.I.P Debbie Reynolds.
     
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    I read it last night and was like WTF?! How insanely sad for their family! Billie, Todd and the other Fisher siblings. Let this be enough for them for a long long time! No "all things comes in threes" crap!!!
     
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    Oh, Debbie. Hates to be upstaged.
     
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    It does make you wonder who else will kick off in the next three days.
     
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    I have to be honest and say I wasnt a Carrie Fisher films (im one of those people who hated Star wars despite Mr Ford!) or Debbie Reynolds films
    but its very sad that she died so soon after her daughter and how awful for remaining family

    I had a friend whose parents died within 2 days of each other, one expected the other not, maybe it was of a broken heart, who will know.
     
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    Truly shocking, such a terrible blow to the family.

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    Here's some video clips from different tv-shows that someone has compiled on youtube as a tribute:





     
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor's son, Oliver Prinz von Anhalt, also died a week after the death of his mother. He was hit by a car on the day she died and never recovered.
     

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