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Singin' in the Rain star, Debbie Reynolds, dies aged 84

Actress, Debbie Reynolds, died last night following a suspected stroke. The actress passed away just a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Reynolds debuted in an uncredited role in the 1948 film, June Bride shot to fame in the Gene Kelly musical, Singin' in the Rain. More recently she played Bobbi Adler in the TV series Will & Grace. She married Eddie Fisher in 1955 and had two children, Carrie and Todd Fisher.

Reynolds was reportedly involved in arranging her daughter's funeral when she was taken ill and rushed to hospital. Todd Fisher said the stress of his sister's death "was too much" for Reynolds. "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie', and then she was gone."

Our thoughts continue to be with the family, especially Billie Lourd, who has now lost both a mother and grandmother in such a short period.

Watch Debbie Reynolds in one of her most unforgettable performances here...

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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