Debbie Reynolds Mourned by Stars as ‘Last of Hollywood Royalty’

“I’d hoped that my grieving was done for 2016,” William Shatner writes

Last Updated: December 29, 2016 @ 6:15 AM

Debbie Reynolds was more than just a movie star. According to William Shatner, she was “one of the last of Hollywood royalty.”

Reynolds died at age 84 on Wednesday, just one day after the death of her daughter, “Star Wars” heroine Carrie Fisher. Just as they had 24 hours earlier for Fisher, celebrity tributes began flowing on Twitter — this time for the star of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood royalty,” Shatner wrote. “It breaks my heart that she is gone. I’d hoped that my grieving was done for 2016.”

“She was one of the last of the true H’wood talents: actress, singer, dancer,” wrote “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.

Albert Brooks, who cast Reynolds in the title role of his bittersweet comedy “Mother,” was among those stunned by the timing of Reynolds’ passing: “I can’t believe this happened one day after Carrie.”

A sampling of the Hollywood reaction to Reynolds’ death:

Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful- a consummate pro- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else "on the road" to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, "I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you." RIP Bobbie Adler. ❤

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