Actress Debbie Reynolds posing for a portrait in New York. PICTURE: AP/Richard Drew
Celebrities pay their respects to the late Debbie Reynolds, including Dame Joan Collins, William Shatner, Bette Midler, and Ariana Grande.

Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to the late Debbie Reynolds. The 'Singin' In The Rain' actress passed away late on Wednesday, 28.12.16 at the age of 84, just one day after the tragic death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, and Joan, who starred with Debbie on the 2001 comedy movie 'These Old Broads' has dubbed the late star as a "wonderfully warm friend".

Taking to Twitter, the 83-year-old actress wrote: "Truly heartbroken to hear @DebbieReynolds1 has died. She was a wonderfully warm friend and colleague. Praying for Todd Fisher, her son and Billie Lourd, Carrie's daughter. #RIPDebbie" And Joan's message comes as one of many from the world of showbiz, as tributes flood in since the announcement of Debbie's untimely passing.
As of the time of writing, it is unconfirmed as to how Debbie passed, though she is believed to have suffered a stroke before being rushed to hospital on Wednesday.