Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher in 1997. Image credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Actress Carrie Fisher, whose grit and wit made "Star Wars'" Princess Leia an iconic and beloved figure to millions of moviegoers, died Tuesday. She suffered a fatal heart attack on a flight from London bound for Los Angeles. She was 60.
One day later, her mother Debbie Reynolds too died – and son Todd Fisher told ABC News, his mother had died of “heartache”.
The 84-year-old Hollywood legend had suffered from health problems in recent years, and doctors said any number of factors could have contributed to her death – but possibly from a stroke.
Todd Fisher shared a touching tribute that imagines what mother and daughter might be up to right now.
The image, created by artist Ricky LaChance, shows the pair embracing while dressed as the characters that made them famous: Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars and Reynolds as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain.
They are both depicted gazing toward a light as Reynolds casts her umbrella to one side.
LaChance’s drawing recalls what Todd Fisher had said about the last hours of Reynolds’ life.
Before suffering a stroke, a grieving Reynolds was planning Carrie Fisher’s funeral with Todd Fisher, when she reportedly turned to her son and said, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie”.
In the accompanying caption, Fisher wrote: “This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting.”
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher; R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds!
This is my fave pic of Carrie Fisher: