Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California Jan. 25, 2015. Reuters

Screen icon Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday night at the age of 84 just one day after her daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher passed away from a heart attack. Reynold's son told reporters she wanted to be with her daughter, according to multiple media reports.

Reynolds was taken to an area hospital in Los Angeles earlier that day from Fisher‘s property in Beverly Hills. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told PEOPLE they responded to a “request for medical aid” at 1:02 p.m. and that they “transported one adult female patient in fair to serious condition to Cedars [Sinai Medical Center].”

Reynolds was mourning her daughter, who died after she went into cardiac arrest Friday during an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” Reynolds, 84, said on Facebook following Fisher’s death. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”

Fisher wrote about her relationship with her famous mother in her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel "Postcards from the Edge." Reynolds was one of the most famous women in Hollywood in the 1950s and ’60s. She starred in the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” opposite Gene Kelly and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” earning an Oscar nomination as best actress. She also portrayed strong women in the movies “Tammy,” “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.”

Her private life, like her films, made headlines. Her then-husband singer Eddie Fisher, abandoned her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958. Her second husband, shoe manufacturer Harry Karl, lost her fortune because of his gambling. In 1997, Reynolds declared personal bankruptcy.

She collected Hollywood memorabilia, including Marilyn Monroe’s “subway dress” from “The Seven Year Itch” and a copy of the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.” She dreamed of having her collection displayed in a museum, Variety reported.

When she got plucked from obscurity to star in "Singin' in the Rain," she was just a teenage beauty pageant winner with only a few small roles on her resume. Fred Astaire was her dance coach, but sometimes left the set with bleeding feet. “The two hardest things I ever did in my life are childbirth and “Singin’ in the Rain’,” she later said.