It seems Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart.
Only the day before, her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away and, understandably, she was distraught.
BREAKING: Actress Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and mother of Carrie Fisher, has died, son says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 29, 2016
The 84-year-old had been at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills discussing Carrie’s funeral plans when it’s understood she suffered a stroke and was rushed to hospital.
In the hours before she died, Carrie’s half-sister, actress Joely Fisher, posted a picture of her and her mother.She died a short time later.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” her son said.
He said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for his mother.
It’s been reported her last words were, “I want to be with Carrie.”
On Tuesday, she had expressed gratitude to her daughter’s fans on Facebook.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” she wrote.
“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
Described as a wholesome 1950s film ingénue, Debbie was best known for starring in Singin’ In The Rain.
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
— Dawn Baxter (@DawnBaxter17) December 29, 2016
Carrie Fisher watching her mother, Debbie Reynolds perform. 1963 pic.twitter.com/Twg1U39ohH
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) December 29, 2016
So blown away and saddened by this Debbie Reynolds news a day after her daughter, Carrie passes away. So much luv & strength to their family
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2016
— Brutally Honest K2SO (@HonestK2SO) December 29, 2016
#DebbieReynolds has just died. This is too hard to comprehend. Beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft, she follows Carrie, dead days ago.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 29, 2016
— Daisy Ridley❄️ (@_DaisyRidley_) December 29, 2016
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 29, 2016