BREAKING: Acting legend Debbie Reynolds dead at 84; passes one day after death of daughter Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds (L), winner of the Screen Actors Guild lifetime award, and daughter Carrie Fisher pose backstage at the 21st annual SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 25, 2015. Fisher died Tuesday and her mother was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital the next day. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) — Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, TMZ is reporting.

Family sources told TMZ that 911 was called just after 1 p.m. to report a possible stroke at the home of her son, Todd Fisher.

Reynolds, 84, complained of breathing problems, an unidentified source told the Los Angeles Times.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” Fisher told Variety.

Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, said paramedics provided medical aid in the 1700 block of Coldwater Canyon Drive, and a woman in fair to serious condition was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The woman’s identity, age or symptoms were not revealed, citing privacy laws.

TMZ reported Reynolds was at her son’s house discussing funeral plans for Carrie Fisher, who died after a heart episode last week on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Reynolds earned her only best actress Oscar nomination for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” in 1964. She acted regularly into the 1990s.

She sang the No. 1 hit tune “Tammy” in 1957.

On TV, Reynolds starred in “The Debbie Reynolds Show” in 1969, but the situation comedy lasted only one season.

She earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2015.

Reynolds was divorced from singing sensation Eddie Fisher in 1959.

Eddie Fisher’s daughter with actress Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher, tweeted Wednesday: “God speed mama.”

Reynolds was married two other times — divorcing from millionaire businessman Harry Karl in 1973 and real estate developer Richard Hamlett in 1996.


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