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One of the biggest observations about 2016 is the seemingly never ending stream of celebrity deaths. After a year of losing greats like Gene Wilder, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman, the Christmas holidays saw both singer George Michael and Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher unfortunately pass away. Fisher's passing has affected the entire generations of moviegoers, but one must also think of her loved ones who are processing their loss. And now it appears that Fisher's mother, the legendary Debbie Reynolds, is facing a health crisis of her own.
TMZ is reporting that Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital around 1pm this afternoon while at her son Todd Fisher's home. While there is no official cause, early reports claim that she may have had a stroke. With much of the population currently focused on Carrie Fisher's passing and her family, now another tragedy may have struck.
In the time period between Carrie Fisher's heart attack and her ultimate passing, Debbie Reynolds took the time to acknowledge her daughter's droves of fans. Taking to Twitter, Reynolds revealed that Carrie Fisher had been temporarily stable, and that the family would be open with the public about the proceedings. In a very difficult time, Debbie Reynolds took the time out to communicate with social media (on Christmas!) and give back to her daughter's fanbase.
Not unlike her late daughter, Debbie Reynolds is a legend in her own right. Reynolds is an accomplished recording artist, and received a gold record for her hit single "Tammy". Reynolds is perhaps best known for her starring role in 1952's classic movie musical Singin' in the Rain and 1964's The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Additionally, Reynolds has had a ton of television credits, notably playing Debra Messing's mother in Will and Grace, and the classic Disney Channel Original Movie Halloweentown. Reynolds most recently appeared as Liberace's mother in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.
Both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are set to star in the upcoming HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Focusing on the mother and daughter's careers and relationship with each other, the documentary premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and will air on HBO in March 2017. The documentary is clearly going to be bittersweet to watch, and Debbie Reynolds' health scare only makes the situation more complicated.
We will continue updating you on Debbie Reynolds' health as details become public. I'm sure I speak for everyone in wishing Reynolds the best, as well as keeping Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd in our thoughts.