Veteran actress Debbie Reynolds has been rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected stroke just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died following a heart attack.
Ms Reynolds, 84, was bluelighted to hospital in Los Angeles from her son Todd Fisher’s house in Beverly Hills, where the pair were understood to be talking about funeral arrangements for Ms Fisher.
During the heartrending discussion, Ms Reynolds suddenly took ill and paramedics were called to take her to hospital. Star Wars actress Ms Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia in the franchise, passed away four days after suffering a heart attack onboard a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.
Thank you to fans
The family has not yet commented on Ms Reynolds’ condition. Just a few hours after her daughter’s death, Ms Reynolds, who starred in Singin’ in the Rain, thanks fans and wellwishers for all their words of support. She said on Facebook: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”
Even though Ms Fisher and Ms Reynolds had a troubled relationship, particularly when Ms Fisher was younger and struggling with drug addiction, they had grown very close again in recent years. At the time, Ms Reynolds said she had often feared that her daughter would die before her.
Ms Fisher followed her mother into the film industry. She was married to Ms Fisher’s father Eddie for four years, but they broke up when Mr Fisher left his wife for Elizabeth Taylor. Ms Taylor and Ms Reynolds had, up until then, been close friends while they were both at MGM. They had even gone on holiday together while Ms Taylor was married to her third husband Mike Todd.