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After a handful of fans confused her with Debbie Reynolds in a series of messages published Wednesday evening, a 23-year-old Disney Channel star who looks nothing like the late Hollywood legend (and whose name is in no way spelled the same) was forced to set the record straight: she, Debby Ryan, is alive.

β€œNo... guys,” she wrote to the mourning fans who hoped that her spirit would rest in peace. β€œThat’s very thoughtful but it’s Reynolds. Debbie Reynolds...”


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Despite her efforts, several Twitter users refuse to believe her claim. I, however, remain on the fence.