Debbie Reynolds has died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away.
The Singing in the Rain star, who became a Hollywood icon, died after suffering from a suspected stroke.
Her son Todd has confirmed the tragic news to TMZ.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.
He also reportedly added: “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.”
Reuters, adding that shortly before suffering a stroke Reynolds had said she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her.
“She left very shortly after that and those were the last words she spoke,” Todd Fisher said.
Actor and director Mr Fisher, 58, speaking outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre where Reynolds was taken by ambulance, said the stress of his sister’s death on Tuesday at 60 “was too much” for their mother.
She was taken to the hospital from Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday, the day after her daughter Carrie died.
Tmz.com has revealed that the actor and singer, 84, was at the home of her son Todd Fisher making plans for a funeral when the emergency services were called at around 1pm local time.
According to the website, Reynolds had been “distraught” since her 60-year-old daughter’s death on Tuesday, three days after she suffered a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.
One of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood stars of her time, Reynolds received a best actress Academy Award nomination for the 1964 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
After Fisher’s death, Reynolds said on Facebook, “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
Reynolds had been in frail health in the past year, and she missed a dinner in November 2015 to receive an honorary Oscar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said at the time that she was unable to attend because of “an unexpectedly long recovery from recent surgery.”
The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Fisher told reporters in May 2016 that her mother was “doing really well,”but she did not give details.