US actress Debbie Reynolds dies a day after daughter Carrie Fisher: "She wanted to be with Carrie"

Film legend Debbie Reynolds died today (Dec 29) after suffering a stroke.

This comes just one day after the death of her movie star daughter Carrie Fisher.

The 84-year-old was best know for starring in the classic musical, Singin in the Rain.

She was rushed to hospital in "fair to serious condition" after collapsing at the Beverly Hills home of her son Todd Fisher, reports AFP via AsiaOne.

He was quoted as telling Variety magazine: "She wanted to be with Carrie."

Carrie was popularly known as rebel warrior Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and died just yesterday (Dec 28) after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Debbie - who had Carrie with her ex-husband Eddie Fisher - posted a heartfelt message to her late daughter on social media following Carrie's death.

She wrote on her Facebook account: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother (sic)"