Hollywood has been flooded with emotions since Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke on Dec. 28, and rightfully so. Not only did the news come just one day after the death of her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, but the 84-year-old also touched many lives with her memorable roles in movies and shows. Since news of her death broke, some of her famous costars have been sharing their fondest memories of her on social media, including her onscreen granddaughter Kimberly J. Brown. On Wednesday, the actress, who starred opposite Reynolds in the Disney Channel franchise Halloweentown, posted a moving tribute on Facebook alongside a photo of them on set:
What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally? Debbie lived her life like all of us should, to the fullest. She was bold, funny, and had the biggest heart. Her sparkly smile warmed every room she was in, and her jokes about her amazing career and life would make your stomach hurt with laughter. Making people happy through her performing was her favorite thing to do, and she showed me at a young age what a gift it is to be able to do that for people. She was so talented and wise, which easily could have gone to her head, but instead she went out of her way to help others shine as brightly as they could. She'd try to move huge ladders on set just to help the crew, and looked out for every actor no matter the size their role. Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me. "Being normal is vastly overrated" is a quote from Halloweentown, and how fitting it is that her character spoke it. Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit made her anything but normal. Thanks for the magic, Debbie. Rest in peace.