Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84, Final Words Were ‘I Want To Be With Carrie’
Tragedy strikes again at the heart of Hollywood, as film icon Debbie Reynolds has died of a stroke at age 84, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away from a heart attack.
According to her son, Todd Fisher, Reynolds was at his home discussing the plans for Carrie’s funeral when she made the comment, “I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie.” She then left the room to be alone. Fifteen minutes later, Reynolds suffered her stroke.
However, while it is a bit eerie that Reynolds passed away just a day after her day, her family noted that she had been in declining health for some time, having suffered several strokes in 2016. The anguish and grief of Carrie’s death was likely the final straw for the Singin’ In the Rain icon.
Still, this is a tragic end, any way you slice it, particularly for Todd Fisher, who must now bury a sister and a mother, and Billie Lourd, who must bury mother and grandmother. If there’s any consolation, it’s in the hope that mother and daughter are together now. Regardless, our condolences are with Reynolds’s family at this difficult time.