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 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.
Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can’t believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie.
- Barbara Eden (@Barbara_Eden) December 29, 2016
Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin’ in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie.
- Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 29, 2016
- Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) December 29, 2016
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. ❤
There are so many things Carrie would have to say about this. But I am sure they are holding each other right now. Sail on silver girls. ???? pic.twitter.com/YlrN6prvM8
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) December 29, 2016
Some of the magic people have left the tribe…for the moment I am inconsolable…????????????
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 29, 2016
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) December 29, 2016
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) December 29, 2016
Understood. Emptiness. Lonliness. Under water. Just don't despair, Joely. Please. @MsJoelyFisher
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) December 29, 2016