Actress, writer, and advocate Carrie Fisher passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60, and just one day later, on Dec. 28, her mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, also passed away after suffering a stroke. Debbie was rushed to LA’s Cedar-Sinai Hospital after complaints of trouble breathing. After her passing, her son and Carrie’s brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that she was “now with Carrie” and “we’re all heartbroken.” He added that his sister’s death “was too much” for the 84-year-old Singin’ in the Rain star. In the wake of Carrie’s death on Dec. 27, Debbie released a heartfelt statement: “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. Love, Carries Mother.”
Touching tributes to both Debbie and Carrie have poured out from costars, friends, and celebrity fans. Both women will be forever remembered for their incredible talent, vibrant personalities, and deep love and respect for each other. They are survived by Todd, as well as Carrie’s daughter and Debbie’s granddaughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, who recently starred alongside her mother as she reprised her iconic role as Princess Leia for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens and is reported to be taking custody of Carrie’s beloved therapy dog, Gary. As we mourn this unforgettable mother-daughter duo, look back on Debbie and Carrie’s sweetest moments together over the years.
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