In case this year wasn't dark enough for you yet, TMZ announced Wednesday night that actor Debbie Reynolds reportedly passed away at the age of 84, hours after she was rushed to the hospital for what was rumored to be stroke. The reported stroke came only a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, passed away Tuesday after also being rushed to the hospital for a heart attack. Sadly but perhaps not surprisingly, according to TMZ, Reynolds was at her helping to plan Fisher's funeral when the stroke happened.
But perhaps we shouldn't be too sad for Reynolds. It's not uncommon that elderly people can "will" their own passing after a child or spouse dies — sometimes, the world without them just isn't worth living in, and the stress is too great. According to TMZ, Reynold's last words were no less direct thank "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie."
It's been a sad year for celebrity deaths, and unsurprisingly, Twitter responded to the seemingly-poetically-timed death of Debbie Reynolds, who was known for roles in movies like Singin' In the Rain, in kind. While many responses were basically just versions of "WTF," some were truly touching.