Debbie Reynolds passes away at 84, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s death
Barely 24 hours after we had to report the tragic loss of beloved icon, Carrie Fisher, here we are again. It is with the heaviest heart in the world we now have to share with you that Carrie’s mother, screen legend herself, Debbie Reynolds, has passed away at the age of 84.
Earlier today, it was reported by TMZ that Debbie had been in the process of planning Carrie’s funeral with her son, Todd, when she had a medical emergency. At the time, it was thought that she had a stroke, however, her exact medical condition has not been confirmed. Regardless, she was rushed to the hospital where she was in “fair to serious condition.” Unfortunately, she has now succumbed to her ailments, and passed away late this afternoon.
Todd, Debbie’s only surviving child now, released a short statement to Variety and fair warning: It WILL make you cry.
“She wanted to be with Carrie."
The two were incredibly close, though their tumultuous relationship has been well documented over the years. They were the perfect mother-daughter duo with a Hollywood twist, and even lived next door to each other. Carrie famously documented their relationship in a (mostly) fictional book-turned-movie, Postcards From The Edge (that you should read and watch ASAP if you haven’t already).
It’s horrible enough to lose one icon, it hurts our hearts to lose two over the span of two days. It hurts the most to know that they were mother and daughter. We’re wishing the Fisher family, and Carrie’s daughter, simply the best right now in this difficult time.