Just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds has died, her son Todd Fisher confirms to ET.
The 84-year-old actress was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a possible stroke at her family's compound in Beverly Hills, California. Reynolds died later that day at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
Stars immediately express their shock and send their prayers to Reynolds' family throughout this difficult time.
"She was beautiful and generous. It seems like only yesterday she was having lunch here at the house and we were discussing the possibility of working together in a new show. I have such fond memories of appearing with her here at the McCallum in Palm Springs. So many laughs," Reynolds' friend Carol Channing said in a statement to ET. "My prayers go out to her family. She will be missed."
"I was blessed to work with this remarkable woman for 45 almost 50 years. That makes for a very rare bond and unique relationship. She was generous to a fault, never caring who got the laugh from the audience. I Will always love her. I am absolutely devastated tonight!" said Rip Taylor, who appeared with Reynolds on stage in Las Vegas for several decades.
"Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie," Albert Brooks tweeted, as other celebs, including Joely Fisher, offered similar sentiments over social media.
"Our Debbie is gone, but heaven awaits her and her dear Carrie with joy and happiness," said Don Rickles. "I had the great honor of working with Deb in the motion picture Rat Race and on the road she was not only a great actress, but a friend to love and respect....Rest In Peace....we loved you and miss you."
"Debbie was a talented actress, a remarkable woman and a great humanitarian," said The Mary Tyler Moore Show actress Rose Marie. "I equally adored Carrie. She had written a pilot for her mother, who had requested that I play a role opposite her. Debbie was such a generous performer that she practically had Carrie rewrite it, so I would have gotten all the laughs. Unfortunately, it didn't come to pass, but nothing would have thrilled me more. She was a good friend and deserved the title of Hollywood Royalty."
Some of the magic people have left the tribe...for the moment I am inconsolable...💔💔💔— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) 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
Today is officially a sad day. As a mother my heart goes out to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. RIP DB and CF— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) December 29, 2016
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.— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 29, 2016
There is nothing harder than having to bury a child. Debbie died of a broken heart, but she's with her daughter now. https://t.co/G3pcQCoViK— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 29, 2016
I can't imagine what kind of pain the family of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are feeling right now. My prayers are with them.— Gabby SidiBae (@GabbySidibe) 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
RIP Debbie Reynolds. Shocking and so sad. https://t.co/Uo4ZwUjV61— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) December 29, 2016
Dear Debbie Reynolds, I totally get it. Hug her so tight for all of us.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 29, 2016
My heart is breaking over Debbie Reynolds and I am sending all my light and strength to Billie Lourd.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
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
I worked with @DebbieReynolds1. She was a ray of sunshine! If this isn't proof of the heartbreak of losing a child, I don't know what is.— Leigh-Allyn Baker (@L_A_Baker) December 29, 2016
Sending as much love & strength to the loved ones of Carrie & Debbie as possible. I'm so sorry. ❤️— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) December 29, 2016
To lose your child,is a grief maybe too much to bear #RIP Debbie Reynolds.— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) December 29, 2016
For Carrie and Debbie— Brie Larson (@brielarson) December 29, 2016
My thoughts and love are with their family. pic.twitter.com/2fLWu3a9Sg
Such sad news to report, but word has just come in that Debbie Reynolds died. Her son's statement said "She's with Carrie."— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 29, 2016
R.I.P Debbie Reynolds. 🙏— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) December 29, 2016
Now Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds has passed like her daughter Carrie Fisher. Brilliant singer, dancer actress. It's SO sad. RIP— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds cd sing, dance & gave dazzling performances. RIP doesn't sound right for her or Carrie-I hope they're somewhere having fun— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 29, 2016
debbie reynolds died the day after her daughter did.... dying of a broken heart is legit😢 #rip— brielle biermann (@BrielleZolciak) December 29, 2016