TMZ published video of an ambulance leaving Reynolds' son Todd Fisher's home early Wednesday afternoon, where the two had been making arrangements for Fisher's funeral.
Reynolds was taken to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
Within hours, however, Variety confirmed that Reynolds had passed away as well. She was 84 years old.
Reynolds, an Oscar-nominated actress and singer in her own right, had a long career in Hollywood and a sometimes publicly difficult relationship with her daughter.
But through it all, the two were very close.
Todd Fisher told Variety that losing Carrie had been the straw that broke the camel's back: “She wanted to be with Carrie.”