29/12/2016 12:44 PM AEDT | Updated 29/12/2016 1:13 PM AEDT

Debbie Reynolds Dies Aged 84: Reports

Reynolds suffered a stroke earlier this week.

American actress Debbie Reynolds has reportedly died aged 84, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

Variety reports that that the Oscar-nominated actress, and mother of Carrie Fisher, died at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

"She wanted to be with Carrie," her son Todd Fisher is quoted as telling Variety.

Reynolds was rushed to hospital after a suspected stroke. She was allegedly at her son Todd Fisher's home in Beverly Hills in the process of preparing for Carrie's funeral when the medical emergency took place.

Reynolds began her on-screen acting career in the late 1940s, and starred in films such as Singin' in The Rain, and Charlotte's Web. She was one of MGM's big stars of the 1950s and 1960s.

Outside film, Reynolds was known for her philanthropy, including decades of support for the organisation The Thalians, a Hollywood charity dedicated to mental health causes.

The sad reports of Reynolds' death come just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Friday.


Fisher, best known for playing the iconic Princess Leia Organa in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, died unexpectedly at age 60 after suffering the heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

More to come.