Debbie Reynolds dead at 84; Carrie Fisher’s mother starred in ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘The Debbie Reynolds Show,’ and more
The nightmare that is the final weeks of 2016 just won’t end.
Just one day after the passing of Carrie Fisher, TMZ confirms that her mother, acting icon Debbie Reynolds, is also dead at the age of 84. She was initially hospitalized over what was reported to be a stroke, and just like with her daughter, there was hope at one point that she was going to stabilize and be okay.
Reynolds is best known for starring in the classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain,” but beyond that she also had a number of notable TV credits. For many people who started watching TV regularly in the past couple of decades, she made several appearances as Bobbi Adler on “Will & Grace,” a show that boasted a wonderful array of legendary guest stars. We also recently shared that it was one of the last TV appearances from the late Gene Wilder before his passing earlier this year. Reynolds at one point also had her own self-titled show that lasted for more than 20 episodes starting in 1969.
Beyond live-TV appearances, Reynolds was also a notable voice actor who did a wide array of gigs later in the life. She voiced Lulu Pickles across several episodes of “Rugrats,” was Nana Possible on “Kim Possible,” and even did a voice-acting role on “Family Guy,” the same show where her daughter played Angela for more than 20 episodes. (It was reported earlier today that Fisher recorded two episodes of the Fox animated show prior to her death, and they will air at some point in 2017.)
Reynolds will be missed dearly as a remarkable entertainer, someone who appeared across both film and television and had a career that really did span every generation. While we often tend to be cynical like everyone else is in this world, this is one of those occasions where the phrase “dying of a broken heart” may be applicable. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones. (Photo: NBC.)