One day after Carrie Fisher died, Hollywood was hit by a second, unimaginable and heartbreaking piece of news:
The actress' mother, entertainment icon Debbie Reynolds, had also passed away, due to complications from a stroke.
Stars across Hollywood and those familiar with Reynolds' work are reeling from the passing, as evidenced by the following reaction on social media:
I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love.
Damn. RIP Debbie Reynolds. Legendary entertainer. I'm sure broken hearted by the loss of her daughter.
So heartsick. Debbie went to be with Carrie. It's such a devastating 1,2 punch. She was my "mom" for years & I loved her dearly.A legend.
Such sad news to report, but word has just come in that Debbie Reynolds died. Her son's statement said "She's with Carrie."
There are no words left. RIP #DebbieReynolds.
The most incredible love is when one can't live without the other...#RIP #DebbieReynolds.
I find this incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. #rip to these beautiful souls. Thank you for showering us w/ your gifts.
My heart is broken but Debbie and Carrie are together in the only way they could be. Both leave enormous legacies. Now enough 2016!
Debbie Reynolds, God is holding you and Carrie in his hands. We will always speak your name.
My daughter asked if it's possible to die from a broken heart. I think Debbie Reynold's knew her daughter needed her. God granted her wish.
Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I'd hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.
My favorite Debbie Reynolds recording. She was one of the last of the true H'wood talents: actress, singer, dancer.
Today is officially a sad day. As a mother my heart goes out to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. RIP DB and CF.
I can't take this. To the whole family. I am so gutted. I am so sorry.
Debbie Reynolds was pure class. She was loving, talented, beautiful, unsinkable. I feel sorry for anyone who never got a chance to meet her.
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.
It is beyond astonishing that both @carrieffisher & @DebbieReynolds1 have left this earth. I overwhelmingly adored & admired them both.
Ms.Reynolds has gone to be w/her daughter in Heaven. May the family find peace & feel the love the world has for them.