Just one day after her 60-year-old daughter died, Debbie Reynolds has passed away aged 84 from a suspected stroke.
The family’s tragedy has struck a chord all over the world, with tributes and messages flooding in from social media, remembering the two icons for their outstanding contributions.
American treasure. pic.twitter.com/8TZMxcbByb
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 29, 2016
At 19 years old Debbie Reynolds nabs her breakout role in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. at 19, Carrie Fisher nabs her breakout role in STAR WARS. pic.twitter.com/lB7WI7yeuA
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 29, 2016Advertisement
Carrie Fisher watches her mom, Debbie Reynolds, on stage at the riviera hotel in las vegas (1963). Rest in peace to both of them pic.twitter.com/152hmac92X
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) December 29, 2016
But what many have found particularly moving are the final words Reynolds shared with her only surviving son Todd Fisher just before she died.
“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,” Fisher said.
Speaking to TMZ, he said his mother commented, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” almost willing herself to join her daughter.
“Fifteen minutes later she suffered a severe stroke,” he said.
Reynolds was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in a fair to serious condition, and passed away just hours later.
“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,” said Fisher.
Debbie and Carrie leave behind granddaughter and daughter Billie Lourd. The 24-year-old is also an actress, known for her popular role in Scream Queens.