Actress Joely Fisher says she is in mourning after the passing of another member of her extended family.
Shortly after E! and NBC News confirmed that Debbie Reynolds, mother of Fisher's half-sister, Carrie Fisher, had passed away, the actress took to social media to share a moving message.
"Some of the magic people have left the tribe...for the moment I am inconsolable..." she wrote to her followers Wednesday evening, rocked by the successive deaths of Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, both Hollywood icons.
Soon after news broke that Reynolds was transported to a Los Angeles hospital after reportedly suffering from a stroke, Joely Fisher headed to Twitter and shared a special memory.
"God speed mama," she wrote while sharing a throwback photo of herself and Reynolds on the red carpet for HBO's production of Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" back in 2010.
On Wednesday evening, Fisher's half-brother Todd Fisher confirmed to E! News that Reynolds had died. "She went to be with Carrie. In fact, those were the last words she spoke this morning," he shared. No official cause of death was immediately available.
The heartbreaking loss comes one day after Carrie Fisher passed away in a Los Angeles hospital. Hours after that news broke, Joely expressed her pain in a Twitter post.
"Breaking my silence with a broken heart...the unfathomable loss...the earth is off its axis today," she tweeted. "How dare you take her away from us."
During her nearly 70-year career in the spotlight, Reynolds made her mark both on the big and small screen. Perhaps her most memorable role was as the spunky and sweet-voiced Kathy Selden in the 1952 film "Singin' in the Rain."
"I think it really related to young people. They like it because it has life and the story is so simple," she once shared with AFI. "Actually, the character was a lot like me, Debbie. At the time I was 17, this was a young girl who was wanting to be a dancer, wanting to be in show business."