UPDATED: Debbie Reynolds has died after being taken to a Los Angeles hospital this afternoon, only a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. A family source confirmed Reynolds’ death to Deadline. She was 84.
TMZ first reported the news of her being transported to the hospital and had audio of the dispatch call, which sent an ambulance to an address on Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills that coincides with a compound Reynolds shared with Fisher. NBC News said Reynolds was having trouble breathing and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman told NBC that she was “in fair to serious condition” this afternoon and emergency personnel mentioned the word “stroke” during the dispatch call.
Fisher died Tuesday at age 60, four days after she suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Reynolds even posted herself the next day, Christmas Day, that Fisher was in stable condition at UCLA.
Reynolds has appeared in dozens of films since the late 1940s including 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain — starring opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor — and a number of other MGM musicals. She earned an Oscar nomination for her lead role in 1964’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She and Fisher are the subjects of a new documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which premiered at Cannes and is scheduled to air on HBO in the spring.
Reynolds received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year and the Governors Award and SAG Life Achievement Award last year, which was presented by her daughter Carrie Fisher. (you can watch the video below). Reynolds was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame nearly two decades ago.
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