"She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her and she had discussed some other things," Todd Fisher told Entertainment Tonight. "She had been very strong the last several days. (There was) enormous stress on her, obviously, and this morning, she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left."
TMZ reported Wednesday that Reynolds, 84, was at her son Todd Fisher's house discussing funeral plans for her daughter, who died Tuesday.
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas April 1 1932. She started out in entertainment participating in pageants. She got a screen test for Warner Brothers the day after participating in a beauty pageant.
One of Reynolds' biggest roles was as Gene Kelly's love interest in 1952's "Singin' in the Rain." She was 19 in the movie, and danced with no formal training. She said she was encouraged to dance by Fred Astaire, who allowed her to sit in on his rehearsals to show how challenging it was for him and others.