Hours after suffering a stroke, renowned actress Debbie Reynolds passed away, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack.
Reynolds had been preparing her daughter’s funeral when she suddenly took ill. She told family, “I want to be with Carrie.”
The 84-year-old was rushed from her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she died several hours later.
It’s understandable that the stress and grief of her daughter’s death would take a quick toll on her. It would appear that Reynolds willed her own life away. According to TMZ, she told Todd, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.”
Reynolds was a leading actress in 50’s and 60’s comedies and musicals, notably Singin’ in the Rain. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964.
She was married to singer and actor Eddie Fisher from 1955-1959. Together they had Carrie and Todd. Fisher later left Reynolds to marry Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds remarried and divorced twice after that.
Despite having a complicated relationship and being estranged for 10 years when Carrie was in her twenties, Carrie spoke highly of her mother in an interview with NPR last month:
“She’s an immensely powerful woman, and I just admire my mother very much,” she said. “There’s very few women from her generation who worked like that, who just kept a career going all her life, and raised children, and had horrible relationships, and lost all her money, and got it back again. I mean, she’s had an amazing life, and she’s someone to admire.”
At least they reconciled their relationship and reached a point of mutual admiration.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Todd said from the hospital.
R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds.
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