Debbie Reynolds Update: Actress Dies Day After Carrie Fisher, Heartbreaking Final Words Revealed [VIDEO]

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Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Reynolds was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after suffering a possible stroke. The actress had been discussing funeral arrangements for Fisher with her son, Todd Fisher, when she began to have breathing problems.

Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she would pass away some hours later. She was 84.

"She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken," Todd told the press. "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie.'" And then she was gone."

Much like her daughter, Reynolds carved out a huge legacy in Hollywood. After a series of supporting and minor roles, she shot to stardom with her role as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain. The actress would find more success in movies like Bundle of Joy, The Catered Affair and Tammy and the Bachelor. In 1964, she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as the titular character in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Reynolds also excelled in the world of television, starring in her own TV show, The Debbie Reynolds Show, guest starring as Grace's (Debra Messing) mother in Will & Grace and starring in the Disney Channel Halloweentown movies.

Over the past few years, Reynolds has received lifetime achievement awards for her work in Hollywood and the world at large. In 2015, Reynolds was awarded the Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and at the Award ceremony, daughter Carrie paid tribute to her iconic mother.

Reynolds received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards earlier this year, given for her work as a founding member of the Thalians, which is dedicated to raising awareness for mental health. Carrie had battled her own mental health issues for decades, with Reynolds telling Oprah Winfrey in 2011, "There have been a few times when I thought I was going to lose Carrie. I've had to walk through a lot of my tears. But she's worth it."

While the mother and daughter were distant and even estranged at times, they would reconnect on a closer level later in life. The two lived next door to each other, and were often involved in each other's lives, as chronicled by the new HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. This documentary will be released in 2017.

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