Debbie Reynolds Passes One Day After Her Daughter, Carrie Fisher

The year just doesn’t seem to want to go quietly. We barely had time to adjust to the news of Carrie Fisher’s death when news came that her mother, Debbie Reynolds, has also passed. According to TMZ, Debbie was with her son Todd at his home planning her daughter’s funeral when she suffered a stroke. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, who reported she was in fair-to-serious condition, but sadly passed a few hours later.



Born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, TX on April 1, 1932, Debbie Reynolds enjoyed a long and illustrious career as an actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian. She was an Acadamy Award winner with over 75 roles in a career that spanned almost 70 years.



It was her role as the mother of a princess, our beloved Carrie Fisher, that most of us remember her most fondly for. The relationship, however, was not an easy one for either of them. ‘It took like 30 years for Carrie to be really happy with me,’ Reynolds told People in an interview before both their deaths. Though Fisher went for over a decade without talking to her mother, they later rekindled the relationship, eventually becoming so close that they lived as neighbors. Carrie told her side in the semi-autobiographical book “Postcards from the Edge,” which later was adapted into the movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.


Debbie had appeared only a few days before, reporting on her daughter’s condition, but sadly Carrie died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to LA. The next day Reynolds posted on Facebook: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.” She was 84 when, herself, followed her daughter into the afterlife. She is survived by her son Todd, who simply said, “She’s with Carrie.”



On a brighter note, most fans are familiar with Carrie’s true love, her cherished dog Gary, who has appeared with her on stage in interviews many times. Rest assured, according to TMZ, Gary is well, and being cared for by a fellow Star Wars alum, and third generation beauty, Carrie’s own daughter Billie Lourd. Gary was by his mistress on the flight from London to LAX where she suffered the fatal heart attack, and even visited her at the UCLA Medical Center.

Our hearts go out to Billie who has suffered two tragic losses in two days. Hopefully caring for Gary, who was so loved by her mother, will bring her some strength in the coming days.



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30 thoughts on “Debbie Reynolds Passes One Day After Her Daughter, Carrie Fisher

  • December 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This is just awful. My heart goes out to the family, you simply can’t imagine what they must be going through.

  • December 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Really sad. RIP to both of them.

  • December 29, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Seems legit.

  • December 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    This is just too cruel. Billie Lourd loses her mother and grandmother over two days.

    I somehow feared Carrie’s abrupt passing would be too much for her 84-year-old mother to handle.

    • December 29, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Soo sad for Billie Lourd…

  • December 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    And they scoffed at George for portraying that you could die from a broken heart

    • December 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      An 84 year old who had a stroke is not the same thing as an otherwise healthy girl giving up on life and her babies because her husband became an evil ass.

      • December 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm

        Maybe this is not the perfect moment to discuss the plausibility of Star Wars plot elements? I just pointed out the weird and tragic irony that life in a sense did immitate art in this case.

    • December 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Leia’s mother and Carrie’s mother alike both lost the will to live.

    • December 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Why would you bring up Padme and George Lucas on a day like this? Some of the comments I have read on the internet in the past 2 days makes me embarrassed to be a Star Wars fan.

      • December 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

        You don’t think there’s a sad irony here ?

        • December 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

          You do have a point, I guess… People die, sometimes with little to no explanation. I think, we all should just learn to live and let go…

      • December 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        Exactly. People can die from broken heart.
        Soo sad. RIP Carrie and Debbie.

  • December 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    2016: Please stop now!!!!! Fucking year!!!!!

  • December 29, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    A father or mother should never have to mourn his/her son/daughter’s death, It’s just not right. And now Debbie’s gone too. This is so sad. I can’t imagine how bad Billie is taking this burden of both mom and grandma’s burial, at once. May them both rest in peace…

    • December 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I wonder if they will be buried in a shared ceremony.

      • December 29, 2016 at 9:02 pm

        It would make sense

      • December 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        I hope so. Reportedly, Debbie’s last words were “I want to be with Carrie.”

  • December 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    This family has had a rough run this week. After reading a lot of new this week it was very apparent to me that Carrie loved her mother very much and its nice to know that she was by her side until the end.

  • December 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Just… what the fuck.

    • December 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      that’s a lovely moment captured in this photo.

      • December 30, 2016 at 4:02 am

        Indeed beautiful. Thank you for sharing,

    • December 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Great picture

  • December 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    So sad

  • December 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    My thoughts are with Billie.

  • December 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I feel so bad for Billie and Todd.

  • December 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Sad news idd

  • December 30, 2016 at 7:17 am

    A week ago it seemed borderline nepotistic to give Billie a bigger part in VIII but now it just seems like the right thing to do.

    • December 30, 2016 at 7:42 am

      They are right to worry about the dog too since my Grandpa’s cat died just a few days after he did after acting really strange around where he used to sit.

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