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Actress Debbie Reynolds dies a day after daughter – Variety

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
Actress Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

(Reuters) – Debbie Reynolds, a leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s including “Singin’ in the Rain,” died on Wednesday, according to trade publication Variety, a day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.

Reynolds, 84, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital earlier on Wednesday, Variety said.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

Representatives for Reynolds were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting and writing by Will Dunham; Additional reporting by Jill Serjeant in New York, Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles, Ben Klayman in Detroit and Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas,; Editing by Bill Trott and Sandra Maler)

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