Transcript for Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84
Good morning, the world reacting to the stunning death of Debbie Reynolds, the star first captured the world's imagination in "Singin' in the rain," tap dancing with gene Kelly. She was only 19 when she filmed this. When I think of her this is what I think of. She said the two toughest things she had to do, giving birth and doing this movie because she had no dance experience. She was 19 and dancing next to a legend. She pulled it off. She certainly did. Part of our soundtrack, personal soundtrack. "Singin' in the rain," passing away one day after losing her daughter Carrie fisher. Their relationship, yes, it was rocky at times throughout the years but their connection undeniable, unbreakable at the end. Carrie said she always wanted to be like her mom. You can see the intensity in that shot, fans paying tribute overnight at Debbie Reynolds' star on the Hollywood walk of fame and more than 1 million tweets mentioning America's sweetheart overnight. Debbie Reynolds apparently suffered a stroke at the home of her son Todd while making funeral arrangements for Carrie. Matt Gutman begins our coverage from Hollywood. Matt, good morning to you. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Paula. It was a devastating one-two punch, barely a day after her daughter died a grieving Debbie Reynolds collapsed at her home. It was a massive stroke and rushed to the hospital but doctors told the family there was nothing they could do. While no official cause of death yet, her son is telling us it is fair to say she died of heartbreak. This morning, Hollywood is reeling. May the force be with you. Reporter: Barely 24 hours after "Star wars" icon Carrie fisher died. I knew I'd sign you. Reporter: Her mother and America's sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds followed. Passing away Wednesday at the age of 84. Todd fisher by her side telling ABC news overnight about his mother's final moments. She was very peaceful and quiet and it happened very gently. Reporter: Reynolds had been huddling with family at the Beverly hills compound she shared with Carrie fisher when just after 1:00 P.M., ambulances rushing her to the hospital seen in this video obtained by TMZ. Ems 14 respond with engine 108, rescue 78, stroke. Reporter: Fisher telling ABC news she suffered a major stroke. When we got to the hospital, they quickly told us that this was not something that could be dealt with and, you know, it was not going to be very long and it wasn't. Reporter: Reynolds dying just hours later. She loved taking care of my sister more than anything. Wait a second. So she gets to do that. That's what she wanted to do. Reporter: Overnight a memorial forming at her star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Nearby fans holding vigil, lightsabers at the ready beside fisher's own makeshift star of fame. This morning, family and friends paying tribute to both legends. Fisher's half-sister Jolie fisher writing some of the magic people have left the tribe, for the moment I am inconsolable. Posting this photo with a caption, godspeed, momma. No word yet from the family about funeral arrangements for either fisher or Reynolds but overnight Todd telling us that in the hours before his mother died she told him she lamented not getting to say good-bye to Carrie. That she was grieving deeply and that she wanted to be with Carrie again. He said, barely 30 minutes later she suffered that stroke. She was gone hours after that. Dan. Incredibly sad. Matt Gutman, thank you.
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