By John Smith •
Published: 29 Dec 2016 • 9:22
Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, and granddaughter Billie Lourd
JUST 24 hours after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, the veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds aged 84 has suffered a stroke and died.
According to her son Todd, they were at his house discussing Carrie’s funeral when his mother started to suffer from breathing problems and after being rushed into hospital she is believed to have suffered a massive stroke and died.
Debbie Reynolds was a major star in the 1950s and 60s appearing in a number of high profile musicals and comedies, perhaps the most famous being Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly when she was just 19.
Although there were fewer parts offered to her as she grew older, she still made guest appearances on a number of TV comedies and latterly played Liberace’s mother in the film bio of his life and loves.
Although married three times, her first marriage to Eddie Fisher brought her two children and also headlines when they were divorced following his well-publicised affair with Elizabeth Taylor.
Many contemporaries such as Joan Collins have praised her as a person and an actress and a number of fans mourned her passing at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
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