Stars pour their hearts out after Debbie Reynolds' death
A day after Carrie Fisher died, stars watched in shock as news rolled in that her mother, screen legend Debbie Reynolds, had died after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Reynolds on Twitter to continue to mourn the loss of creative Force Carrie Fisher who died Tuesday, they are also paying tribute to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday, her son told The Associated Press.
The 84-year-old singer/actress — who became a rising star after her turn as Helen Kane in 1950’s Three Little Words and was fêted with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2015 — was remembered by family and the entertainment community on social media.
"Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty," tweeted William Shatner. "It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016."
Mark Hamill tweeted the hashtag "#CruelCruelYear," and a photo of a man kicking the number 6 of "2016" off of a cliff.
"How shocked we were to learn that Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day after her daughter Carrie," wrote Carl Reiner. "I loved & worked both of these icons."
"Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Bille," said Albert Brooks.
"I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love," Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.
"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," tweeted Debra Messing. "A legend."
"Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing Singin' in The Rain," said Grant Gustin. "She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie."
Joan Collins said Debbie Reynolds "was a wonderfully warm friend and colleague. Praying for Todd & Billie."
"I can't take this," said Christina Applegate. "To the whole family. I am so gutted. I am so sorry."
Kevin Smith tweeted that he's "re-watching her be genius" in the movie Mother.
"Damn. RIP Debbie Reynolds. Legendary entertainer. I'm sure broken hearted by the loss of her daughter," wrote Dane Cook.
"My daughter asked if it's possible to die from a broken heart," said Al Roker, who thought Reynolds "knew her daughter needed her."
Sarah Paulson shared a "devastatingly moving photograph."
"I find this incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time," LeAnn Rimes said. "Thank you for showering us w/ your gifts."
Sean Hayes called it "beyond astonishing" that both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are gone. "I overwhelmingly adored & admired them both," he wrote.
"Dear Debbie Reynolds, I totally get it," tweeted Alyssa Milano. "Hug her so tight for all of us."
"There is nothing harder than having to bury a child," George Takei said. "Debbie died of a broken heart, but she's with her daughter now."
Miley Cyrus said that the news "makes me wanna hug my mama and never let go."
"Today is officially a sad day," wrote Zoe Saldana. "As a mother my heart goes out to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher."
"The most incredible love is when one can't live without the other," tweeted Constance Zimmer.
Seth MacFarlane shared his "favorite Debbie Reynolds recording."
"A final curtain made of tears," Rose McGowan wrote.
Anna Kendrick tweeted a photo with the caption "American treasure," and shared "One of THE GREATEST BITS OF CINEMA EVER."
Margaret Cho tweeted simply, "This is too much."