'Will & Grace' cast mourns Debbie Reynolds on Twitter with emotional messages

Source: AP
Source: AP

Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday at the age of 84. The Hollywood icon had a stroke just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Former Will & Grace stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes have taken to social media to mourn the loss of Reynolds, who portrayed Grace's mother, Bobbi Adler. Reynolds was on the show for all eight seasons.

A grieving Messing, who played Reynolds' daughter on the hit series, posted an Instagram photo of herself with the late actress, along with the moving caption: 

Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. 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. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else "on the road" to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, "I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you." RIP Bobbie Adler. 

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Hayes responded to the news of Fisher's and Reynolds' passing on Twitter with a heartwarming photo of himself and his former costar. "I overwhelmingly adored and admired them both," he wrote.

McCormack expressed his shock on Twitter, remarking that the loss of both Fisher and Reynolds "is too much."

Reynolds died hours after being rushed to the hospital for reportedly having a stroke. Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, later confirmed her death, telling CNN on Wednesday, "She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie. She's with Carrie now." 

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