LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Debbie Reynolds, the sunshiny star of the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain,” has died. She was 84.
Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died at age 60.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai, where his mother was taken by ambulance earlier Wednesday. He said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for Reynolds.
Reynolds was not yet 20 when she won a starring role in “Singin’ in the Rain,” the 1952 Gene Kelly musical that became a classic. She was also known for her Oscar-nominated role in another musical, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Her messy divorce from singer Eddie Fisher, who left her for Elizabeth Taylor, made tabloid headlines in the late 1950s.