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Stars Mourn Debbie Reynolds — ’She Died of a Broken Heart’

Debbie Reynolds, a leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, including “Singin’ in the Rain,” died on Wednesday, at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.

Following are some notable reactions to her death:

TODD FISHER, SON OF DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND BROTHER OF CARRIE FISHER

“She’s with Carrie.”

ACTOR, DIRECTOR CARL REINER

“How shocked we were to learn that Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day after her daughter Carrie. I loved & worked (with) both of these icons.”

ACTOR ALBERT BROOKS

“Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can’t believe this happened one day after Carrie.”

ACTOR AND TALK SHOW PERSONALITY ELLEN DEGENERES

“I can’t imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ family are going through this week. I send all of my love.”

STAR TREK ACTOR GEORGE TAKEI (@GeorgeTakei)

“There is nothing harder than having to bury a child. Debbie died of a broken heart, but she’s with her daughter now.”

ACTOR ALYSSA MILANO (@Alyssa_Milano)

“Dear Debbie Reynolds, I totally get it. Hug her so tight for all of us.”

ACTOR ZOE SALDANA (@zoesaldana)

“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.”

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