Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Icon, Is Dead at 84

Allan Goodman
December 31, 2016

"To all her friends and fans, I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes". "We were going all over the place, and we got to this one place to look at this one thing, these hummingbirds came, and it was just like 'fait accompli, ' as my mother would say".

Reynolds died of a stroke on Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Professionally, Reynolds was best known for her roles in Singin' In the Rain and as the title character in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination. She was also nominated for a Tony Award in 1973 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Irene". Here's one of Fisher as a young girl watching her mother onstage in 1963.

Her daughter was nearby Lucas however, and snatched the phone from him to say: "Mother, I want to fly coach, will you fuck off?!"

Her daughter was often vocal about her own battles with mental health.

Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, did not answer a call or return messages from The Associated Press. Eventually, the pair divorced in 1959 and Fisher married Taylor.

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Reynolds would go on to marry, and divorce two more times.

Fisher said he and other relatives were gathering this weekend to firm up funeral arrangements, including dates.

HBO will also be airing a filmed version of Fisher's autobiographical one woman show, Wishful Drinking, on January 1, at 9 p.m. Her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge was made into a film, starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.

The Los Angeles Coroner's office confirms to ET that they conducted an examination on Fisher Friday morning, before releasing her body to "a mortuary selected by the family".

Reynolds was a Hollywood triple threat - the singer, actress, and dancer was just 19-years-old when she landed a leading role in the iconic 1952 film 'Singin In The Rain'.

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