Gosling pays tribute to Debbie Reynolds

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January 05, 2017
Ryan Gosling accepts the Vanguard award for "La La Land" at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Monday in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

PALM SPRINGS, California (AP):

Ryan Gosling said the late Debbie Reynolds served as an "inspiration" to the cast and crew of his critically acclaimed musical La La Land.

Gosling thanked Reynolds "for her wonderful career of work" while accepting an award for the film at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Monday night.

Gosling says the cast and crew watched Reynolds in the 1952 classic musical Singin in the Rain every day for inspiration.

Gosling calls Reynolds "a truly unparalleled talent."

Reynolds died Wednesday at the age of 84. She died a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died at the age of 60.

Fisher died four days after reportedly suffering a heart attack.