Did Debbie Reynolds die of a broken heart?

[KMSP Fox 9, December 29. 2016] The death of actress Debbie Reynolds, one day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, has prompted many people to wonder if she died of a broken heart.

Dr. Scott Sharkey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has been leading research into Broken Heart Syndrome since 2001.

“It’s analogous to an emotional concussion to your heart,” Sharkey said.

While Reynolds’ family says she died of a stroke, Sharkey believes it’s possible the stress and grief played a role in her death.

KARE 11 News also reported on the same story.

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