Debbie Reynolds: Ellen DeGeneres, Debra Messing and Others Pay Tribute to Hollywood Legend

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, January 25, 2015. Stars have paid tribute to the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart. Ethan Miller/Getty

News of legendary actor Debbie Reynolds's death, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died, has cast a solemn shadow over the holiday period.

Tributes to Reynolds, who suffered a suspected stroke Wednesday, were shared by some of the biggest names in entertainment. Many also offered their condolences to Fisher's daughter, and Reynolds's granddaughter, Billie Lourd, who is grieving both stars.

Lourd found fame in her own right in 2015 with a starring role on Fox's comedy-horror show Scream Queens. Her co-stars Ariana Grande and Jamie Lee Curtis have rallied in support of her:

Will & Grace actor Debra Messing also shared a heartfelt tribute to Reynolds on Instagram. The 84-year-old actor had played her mother, Bobbi, in a recurring role in the series for eight years between 1998 and 2006.

"My heart is literally broken. For eight years she was my mom. She was pure energy and light when she came on stage," wrote Messing. "She was loving, and bawdy, and playful—a consummate pro—old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up-and-comer."

The likes of Naomi Campbell and singer Miley Cyrus also honored Reynolds, who famously starred alongside Gene Kelly in 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain.

Reynolds died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Her son, Todd Fisher, said his mother's death was "just too much" for her to bear.

Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles four days earlier.