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Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher passes away

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 09:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 29 (ANI): In a shocking turn of events, the news of Debbie Reynolds' death comes just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher (60) died of a heart attack.

"I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," the 84-year-old said shortly before passing, her son Todd told TMZ, reports People Magazine.

Reynolds was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after suffering a stroke at a Beverly Hills home.

The actress became a national treasure as the star of one of the most beloved movies of all time and went on to enjoy a nearly 70-year career in film, television and theater.

A number of Reynolds' former co-stars, friends and admirers have taken to social media to share their grief over this heartbreaking loss.

"I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love," tweeted the popular American comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres.

Her once TV daughter Debra Messing mourned the loss of Debbie as she shared, "So heartsick. Debbie went to be with Carrie. It's such a devastating 1,2 punch. She was my "mom" for years & I loved her dearly.A legend."

Debbie will be remembered not only for her memorable role in 'Will & Grace', but for her countless others, that include 'Singing In The Rain', 'Behind The Candelabra' and 'Halloweentown'. (ANI)