'A Final Curtain Made of Tears': Stars React to Death of Actress Debbie Reynolds - NBC New York

'A Final Curtain Made of Tears': Stars React to Death of Actress Debbie Reynolds

"I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016," William Shatner wrote

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    Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, was hospitalized Wednesday after experiencing shortness of breath. Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died on Tuesday. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016)

    Just a day after actress Carrie Fisher died, her grieving mother Debbie Reynolds passed away. She was 84.

    “She's gone to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told NBC News. "She loved taking care of her and now she's gone to be with her."

    The "Singing' in the Rain" star was rushed to a California hospital earlier Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency.

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    The double tragedy deals a blow to the Reynolds and Fisher families, which are still mourning Fisher's death.

    Hollywood is also in shock over the successive losses of two icons. Fellow actors and celebrities took to social media to send condolences to the families.

    "Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken," actress Debra Messing wrote on Instagram. Reynolds played the mother of Messing's character on "Will and Grace."

    The post continued: "She was pure energy and light when she came on stage. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss."

    Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful- a consummate pro- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else "on the road" to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, "I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you." RIP Bobbie Adler. ❀

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    "A final curtain made of tears #DebbieReynolds #CarrieFisher," actress Rose McGowan wrote on Twitter.

    Ellen Degeneres, actress Illeana Douglas and actor Albert Brooks expressed their disbelief over Reynolds' death one day after her daughter's.

    "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 tweeted.

    Actress Lisa Rina noted the "unbearable loss of a child" and "Star Trek" star George Takei wrote on Twitter that "Debbie died of a broken heart, but she's with her daughter now."

    "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of unimaginable loss. Two generations in two days," Chaz Bono tweeted.