“The last thing she said this morning was that she was very, very sad about losing Carrie and that she would like to be with her again,” her son Todd Fisher said when confirming her death.
“Fifteen minutes later she suffered a severe stroke.”
The Singing in the Rain star passed just one day after her eldest child, who suffered a heart attack on a flight from Los Angeles on Friday and died in hospital two days later, aged 60.
“The only thing we’re taking solace in is that what she wanted to do was take care of her daughter, which is what she did best,” Fisher said, according to The Guardian.
As any mother and daughter, Reynolds and Carrie Fisher had a complicated relationship throughout their lives and, despite a close bond in recent years, were once estranged for almost a decade.
In a joint interview with Oprah in 2011, Fisher revealed the toll her parents' fame — her father was singer Eddie Fisher — took on her growing up.