Debbie Reynolds Thanks Fans for Support After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death

After the passing of Carrie Fisher on Tuesday (Dec. 27), her mother, Debbie Reynolds -- a Hollywood legend herself -- is thanking fans for their support.

"Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter," Reynolds shared on Facebook. "I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carrie's Mother."

Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, Fisher died at age 60, a few days after suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The beloved actress was Reynolds' only daughter.

The mother and daughter appear in the new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 and will screen at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2017. 

Co-directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, Bright Lights gives a candid look at the duo in the months leading up to the 2015 Screen Actors Guild awards, where Reynolds received the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is scheduled to air on HBO in March.

Reynolds, 84, launched into stardom in 1952 with her role in the legendary musical Singin' in the Rain. She later scored a major pop hit with the Oscar-nominated "Tammy" in 1957, and had a long career on screen and stage. She was praised for her role in Albert Brooks' 1996 comedy Mother.

Carrie Fisher's father, Eddie Fisher, was also a popular entertainer. His smash hits in the early '50s included "Wish You Were Here," "Oh! My Pa-Pa" and "I Need You Now." He died in 2010.

Watch Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds sing "Happy Days Are Here Again" on a 2011 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show:


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