"She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her and she had discussed some other things," he said. "She had been very strong the last several days. (There was) enormous stress on her, obviously, and this morning, she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left."
According TMZ, Reynolds had been in poor health for much of the year.
"Debbie actually had several strokes this year and was in failing health, and they believe Carrie's death was too much to bear," sources reportedly told TMZ.
Reynolds death sent shockwaves through Hollywood as entertainers and fans mourned the loss of one of the last members of the golden age of Hollywood.