Bradleigh-Ann Walker
Updated Jan 03, 2017 @ 11:31 am
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Carrie Fisher’s half-sisters shared their thoughts about her unexpected passing during an ABC interview earlier this week. Joely and Tricia Fisher, who shared a father with the late Star Wars actress, said that they knew Carrie’s mother wouldn’t want to live without her.

Debbie Reynolds, 84, died of an apparent stroke less than 48 hours after her daughter died of a heart attack on December 27th at age 60.

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Joely and Tricia were talking to each other on the phone when TMZ broke the news that Carrie had suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

“I was talking on the phone with Joely, and she said, she clicked over and came back and said, ‘TMZ just called me and, and some, something happened to Carrie,'” Tricia said.

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At the hospital, Carrie’s 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd was already at her mother’s side.

“I remember just holding her hand and telling her that we were there, that we would make sure that her daughter was whole, which she will be…And then I told her she would love how high she was right now,” Joely said. “I’ve been having an out-of-body experience…we lost our hero.”

“We had the coolest big sister in the world,” Tricia added.

We’re so glad that Billie has family by her side right now, and our thoughts are with the family.