Social media has erupted in grief at the news that famed actress, Debbie Reynolds has passed away just a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Fans and celebrities have been sending out messages of condolence to her family on Twitter and have spoken about how much the Singin' in the Rain star meant to them.

Filmmaker Albert Brooks, who starred as Reynold's son in his film, Mother, said his heart goes out to Reynold's granddaughter, Billie.

Actor and filmmaker, Kevin Smith said he would now be "rewatching her be genius in @AlbertBrooks' MOTHER."

Former news anchor Dan Rather said that it was "such sad news to report" and added that her son's statement said "she's with Carrie".

TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres said that she "can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week."

In the UK, Scottish comedian, Limmy, said that he had once met Reynolds and found her "down to earth, and VERY funny."

Presenter, Larry King called Reynolds "pure class" and said that "she was loving, talented, beautiful, unsinkable" while sharing a picture of himself interviewing her.