As if 2016 couldn’t get any worse by losing so many greats, the year has taken one more away from us. Earlier today, Debbie Reynolds was taken to the hospital in Los Angeles for a stroke and sadly, TMZ has reported that she passed due to that stroke early Wednesday evening. The actress, who was well known for her role in Singin’ in the Rain, was planning her daughters funeral at her son’s house when she had the stroke.
The Oscar nominated actress had a close, but sometimes tense relationship with her daughter. The two had their moments, but Reynolds’ son, Todd, told Variety that, “she wanted to be with Carrie.” We can only imagine the pain and sadness the family is going through losing two loved ones so suddenly.
Reynolds was awarded the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015 and she deserved it. She’s been an iconic actress since her break-out role in Singin’ in the Rain alongside Gene Kelly. From there she starred in How the West Was Won and Tammy and the Bachelor equally popular as the role she’s most known for. She’s acted her entire life and made a career of making us smile.
Our hearts are with her family and we can only hope she’s in a better place with her daughter Carrie. Reynolds was 84 years old.
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