How stars are reacting to the death of ‘Hollywood royalty’ Debbie Reynolds

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Debbie Reynolds.
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On Wednesday evening the news came out that actress Debbie Reynolds had died at the age of 84 after being rushed to the hospital due to a medical emergency earlier in the day (her cause of death has not yet been announced). This was one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a United flight on December 23.

As Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher told Variety after her passing, “She wanted to be with Carrie.”

Before Fisher went on to become an icon playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, Reynolds was already a legend. At 19 years old she landed the lead female role in the classic 1952 musical “Singin’ in the Rain,” which also starred Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. Then in 1964 she received an Oscar nomination for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” She had her own TV show, “The Debbie Reynolds Show,” in 1969. And in 1996 she received a Golden Globe nomination playing the adorable mom in Albert Brooks’ “Mother.”

Celebrities both young and old have gone to social media to pay their respects to Reynolds, a Hollywood institution for her whole life.

Read below how Debbie Reynolds is being remembered:


William Shatner called her “the last of Hollywood royalty.”


“Mother” director and star Albert Brooks can’t believe Reynolds passed away one day after her daughter.


Bette Midler called her “beautiful, talented, devoted to her craft….”


Brie Larson lit candles for the mother and daughter.


Mark Hamill has had enough with 2016 (we agree).


Sarah Silverman said this year has “extinguished all the brightest lights.”


Debra Messing paid tribute to her TV mom on “Will & Grace.”


Actress Martha Plimpton celebrated Reynolds with this incredible photo of Carrie watching her mom work.


Zach Braff tweeted this GIF of a famous scene from “Singin’ in the Rain.”


Ellen DeGeneres sends all her love to the family.