Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher, has died the day after her daughter.
Reynolds suffered a stroke at her son Todd Fisher’s house in Beverly Hills while preparing Carrie’s funeral arrangements. Todd Fisher that after his mother collapsed she was ‘distraught with grief’ over the death of Carrie.
84-year old Debbie Reynolds was having difficulty breathing and rushed to hospital. It was later confirmed she had a stroke.
Reynold’s film career included such works as Three Little Words, Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Singing Nun.
She first hit the record charts in 1951 with Carleton Carpenter on Aba Daba Honeymoon which went to number 3. In 1957, she topped the charts with Tammy and followed with A Very Special Love (1958 / #20), Am I That Easy to Forget? (1960 / #25 Pop / #13 R&B) and City Lights (1961 / #55).