Stars pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher following their sudden deaths
A day after Carrie Fisher died, the Star Wars icon’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, died at the age of 84 Thursday. According to the family, Reynolds had a stroke, and Fisher died following a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was placed in the intensive care unit for a few days, where she remained until the end. Losing too beloved actresses in such a short span took the world by surprise, and stars mourned Reynolds’ and Fisher’s deaths on social media.
“She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her,” Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, told ET. “[There was] enormous stress on her, obviously. And this morning she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left.”
Fisher was known as Princess Leia, but she was also in The Blue Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, and The Burbs, was the voice of Peter Griffin’s boss Angela on Family Guy, wrote multiple novels, and edited other people’s screenplays. Reynolds’ iconic role was Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, and she had a successful career spanning six decades.
Hollywood was obviously shaken by the two deaths, and celebs paid tribute to their legacies on Twitter and Instagram.
Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful- a consummate pro- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else “on the road” to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, “I got you, Debbie. Carrie’s waiting for you.” RIP Bobbie Adler. ❤
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You will be missed, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.