Celebrities React To Debbie Reynolds' Death With Heartbroken Tributes To The Star & Her Daughter
While fans were still mourning the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher on Dec. 27, the news broke that her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died at the age of 84 just one day later. TMZ reported that Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, confirmed that she passed away following a stroke earlier in the day. After Fisher's prolific career in Hollywood that spanned decades — kicking off with an iconic role in Singin' In the Rain — her fans are heartbroken at her loss and are showing their love for the actor on Twitter. Many of those fans are fellow stars whose lives were touched by Reynolds in some way, and though celebrities' reactions to Reynolds' death mostly show complete sadness, there's some anger mixed in there as well. Mostly, anger at 2016 for taking away so many beloved celebrities — especially Reynolds and her daughter in such quick succession.
All of those emotions are completely valid, as are any other reactions to this devastating news. But if there's any small consolation, TMZ reported that Reynolds' last words were, "I want to be with Carrie," and now, the mother and daughter are together. Many celebrities' also incorporated Fisher into their messages of grief as tributes to both icons flooded social media.
Carrie, watching her mother from the wings. pic.twitter.com/QWE2YnQLJD— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) December 29, 2016
At least Reynolds only had to live 24 hours without her daughter.
Today is officially a sad day. As a mother my heart goes out to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. RIP DB and CF— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) December 29, 2016
Heartbreaking for mothers and daughters alike.
Now Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds has passed like her daughter Carrie Fisher. Brilliant singer, dancer actress. It's SO sad. RIP— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 29, 2016
For many people, Fisher and Reynolds will always be linked.
Such sad news to report, but word has just come in that Debbie Reynolds died. Her son's statement said "She's with Carrie."— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
Reynolds was just as iconic as her daughter.
To lose your child,is a grief maybe too much to bear #RIP Debbie Reynolds.— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) December 29, 2016
Others sent their love to the family that is now dealing with two great losses, especially Fisher's daughter and Reynolds' granddaughter, Billie Lourd.
I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 29, 2016
My heart is breaking over Debbie Reynolds and I am sending all my light and strength to Billie Lourd.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) December 29, 2016
In shock. My heart goes out to the families of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher at such a sad tragic time. Rest in piece legends.— Jorge Garcia (@jorgegarcia) December 29, 2016
And of course, they paid tribute to Reynolds' immense talent.
My favorite Debbie Reynolds recording. She was one of the last of the true H'wood talents: actress, singer, dancer: https://t.co/67zWUUHDhv— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 29, 2016
Reynolds' loss will be felt deeply by her family, friends, and all those who were touched by her countless incredible performances.