Actress Debbie Reynolds (84) Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fischer (60)…

Actress Debbie Reynolds was planning the funeral for her daughter, actress Carrie Fischer, when she suffered a stroke today.  Her son now reports she too has passed.



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90 Responses to Actress Debbie Reynolds (84) Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fischer (60)…

  1. snaggletooths says:

    Rest in Peace Debbie Reynold’s

    Liked by 15 people

  2. auscitizenmom says:

    This is just so sad. I am sure it is a horrible shock to the family that is left.

    Liked by 15 people

  3. Dora says:

    How I will remember her…

    Liked by 20 people

  4. Pam says:

    This news is beyond tragic. My heart goes out to Carrie’s brother who has to deal with the double blow of losing his sister and mother within 2 days and now Carrie’s daughter who has lost a mother and a grandmother. This was just too much for Debbie Reynolds to bear especially at her age. The family has my deepest sympathy.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Pam, I can’t imagine what he is going through.

      A couple years ago my dh lost his aunt to cancer, and then at the funeral her only child collapsed and died: mother and daughter both gone within a couple days. It was terrible. 😦


  5. Dora says:

    This is cute.

    Liked by 16 people

  6. fuzzi says:

    Dora, here’s the HD full version I just posted to the open thread:

    Liked by 3 people

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Apparently in order for Debbie Reynolds to dance and sing at the same level as Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor for the movie, Gene Kelly put her through the same rigorous type of rehearsals that Fred Astaire insisted for his movies with Ginger Rogers.
      And Debbie rose to the occasion—literally and figuratively.
      And now she is reunited with her daughter in the Hereafter. It is fitting.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sandra says:

      That dance scene is superb in every way.


  7. Grace Anne says:

    Grace- grace- grace upon all the loved ones in the family.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Daniel says:

    What the heck is going on here?! Someone needs to put Harrison Ford on a watch list. I can’t take much more of this.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. don welch says:

    live for today. the end.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Tony Stark says:

    Officially she died from a stroke, but unofficially, it was from a broken heart over the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Bob says:

      Because she lived and presented herself in such an innocent and loving way. She will surely be missed


    • Raven says:

      I heard Debbie was unofficially the caretaker of her daughter, Carrie. Maybe once Carrie was gone mom felt she could let go. . . and did.

      I gasped seeing Debbie’s death reported on the news a few minutes ago, and pray the remaining family is covered in God’s peace and mercy as they travel through this deep valley of grief.

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    • Melanie says:

      This is Debbie and Carrie together on Oprah. Debbie said that she was most concerned
      about Carrie’s Bi-Polar condition and her biggest fear was “Who would take care of Carrie when she was gone”. Something to think about……

      Liked by 1 person

    • Duchess says:

      You can die from a broken heart:

      Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is the medical term for broken heart syndrome. It mainly affects women.
      It is a temporary heart condition that affects people who have suffered intense grief or emotional stress.
      It is thought a temporary rush of stress hormones can weaken the heart muscle and cause the arteries to constrict – which can be fatal.
      Loss of sleep and appetite – two common problems after losing someone – can depress the immune system and aggravate underlying medical conditions.
      Widowed people also have a higher risk to general illness, depression and anxiety, mainly due to their change in behaviours to cope with their loss.
      Previously, British researchers found that the risk of coronary failure or stroke doubles in the first month of bereavement.
      And in April, Danish scientists found those who lose their partner are at an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat – a risk factor for stroke and heart failure.
      While it is believed that divorce, operations and even winning the lottery are as likely as bereavement to trigger health issues.

      Read more:
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      • Raven says:

        And, like my poor little Swedish mama, many people commit suicide when they lose their spouse. Just short of celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary my dad lost his battle with cancer. 40 days later my mom lost her battle with depression. That was 25 years ago, and I grieve their loss to this day.


  11. Sentient says:

    I suppose Debbie Reynolds’ mom will die tomorrow.


  12. zephyrbreeze says:

    I’m so sorry for the family, her son and grandchildren who will miss out on having her in their lives.


  13. georgiafl says:

    This Debbie Reynolds song and movie was the favorite of my young teen years.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. MaineCoon says:

    A legend. Passing of an era.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is a great tribute to her mother by Carrie.


  16. kinthenorthwest says:

    This is getting too weird–ZsaZsa’s step son was killed in an accident. What is going on.
    RIP Debbie…

    Liked by 1 person

  17. MrE says:

    Geez, Billie Lourd needs all the prayers we can give her. She must be devastated.

    RIP Debbie and Carrie. Two truly talented ladies.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Warren says:

    Perhaps it is my age but I felt little for the passing of Carrie but Debbie going has tears in my eyes …


  19. Prayed for the family that they have the comfort of Jesus.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Athena the Warrior says:

    Such heartbreaking news. Prayers for Todd and the remaining family members.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. indiana08 says:

    My heart goes out to Debbie and Carrie’s family and especially to Carrie’s young daughter Billie Lourd. I can empathize because I was close to Billie’s age when I lost my own mother. She needs prayers and support. I hope that she has plenty of family and friends to give her all the support she will need because the coming days, months and years will be extremely hard and very challenging.


  22. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  23. DGinGA says:

    Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds. You spent your life entertaining people and had a career you could be truly proud of. You were always a class act.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. THE MAD RUSSIAN says:

    song from Carrie’s first husband Paul Simon seems oddly prophetic 45-years later:

    Liked by 1 person

  25. LKA in LA says:

    I will never forget watching Debbie Reynolds as The Unsinkable Molly Brown as a child. She lit up the screen! Rest in eternal peace Mrs. Reynolds. Know that you were loved!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Lucille says:

      Debbie also played that role on stage. In 1989 I saw “Unsinkable” at the old Biltmore Theatre in downtown Los Angeles when she and Harve Presnell were touring the U.S. She was wonderful, energetic, totally enjoyable, and received a standing ovation.

      What greater gift can an entertainer receive than to know her work is loved, indeed that she is loved…and when she passes on, that will continue to be so.

      Requiescat in pace, Debbie! We will miss you.

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  26. Oldtradesman says:

    Always loved Debbie Reynolds. I shall never forget the Unsinkable “Molly” Brown.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    So many deaths. Seems to always happen in late December. I just had an aunt pass away this morning.


  28. zephyrbreeze says:

    Debbie’s appearance in the Albert Brooks’ movie “Mother” is one of my favorites.

    This is one of my favorite scenes: “Oh, I’m not going to fall for that.”


  29. RoseD1st says:

    Oh this is so sad…….


  30. nwtex says:

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  31. nwtex says:

    I heard bits and pieces of this conversation with Todd Fisher on the radio but can’t find the podcast at the moment. He was holding it together which is encouraging.

    Anyway, I did find these tweets from the convo.

    “She wanted to be with her. She always took care of her,” Todd Fisher said of mom Debbie Reynolds & sis Carrie Fisher, breaking down.
    6:03 PM – 28 Dec 2016

    KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO Retweeted
    Claudia Peschiutta
    “It’s heartbreaking for us, of course, but they gave us so much,” says Todd Fisher, crying. #DebbieReynolds #CarrieFisher @KNX1070
    6:38 PM – 28 Dec 2016

    KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO Retweeted
    Claudia Peschiutta ‏@ReporterClaudia
    “The last thing she said to me was that she really missed her daughter and really wanted to be with her.” T. Fisher on mom, #DebbieReynolds
    6:40 PM – 28 Dec 2016

    KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO Retweeted
    Claudia Peschiutta ‏@ReporterClaudia 1h1 hour ago
    “She…has had prior stroke issues…the stress of Carrie passing away was just heartbreaking for her.” Todd Fisher on mom, #DebbieReynolds
    6:41 PM – 28 Dec 2016

    Claudia Peschiutta
    “She was just deep, deep in grief and the stress…likely triggered a stroke that was debilitating.” Todd Fisher on mom, #DebbieReynolds.
    7:35 PM – 28 Dec 2016

    Claudia Peschiutta ‏@ReporterClaudia 30m30 minutes ago
    “The only thing that we’re taking solace in is the fact that Debbie loved to take care of Carrie and so she can go do that now.” T. Fisher
    7:37 PM – 28 Dec 2016


  32. Millwright says:

    Mentioned to my wife, the role that always epitomized Debbie Reynolds for me was as Lilith in “How the West Was Won”; talented, strong, bold, and persevering . She finally found that mountain she couldn’t surmount – as do we all – but hers was higher than most of ours, I suspect ! God Bless !

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  33. jello333 says:

    I didn’t have any strong feelings one way or the other about either of these ladies…. but this most definitely makes me cry. 😦


  34. deplorabledooku says:

    TCM’s In Memoriam came out last week I think. They always do a very classy tribute. It’s sad that there are two more people who were part of our shared culture, forget for the moment any politics. There were many greats who passed on.


    • Esperanza says:

      I think it’s because these people date from when we all shared the same culture. For me it’s definately the passing of the true mass shared culture. I’m not interested in anything they do now. What these people did gave pleasure and hope to people all round the world, and through the generations.


  35. When I was 5 years old, “Tammy” was my favorite song and I was always requested by family and friends to sing it……………..don’t judge me……….So sad, yet so, BEAUTIFUL ????????????????. God Bless you both……………


  36. paulgilpin says:

    i saw DR at the DI in vegas back in the seventies. natural talent. termendous energy.


  37. bitterlyclinging says:

    “Bad things happen to good people”
    Friend of mine had her brother die, first week of July, her mother, a week later, and her husband Thanksgiving Day.
    One thing’s for sure, you’re not going to leave this world alive.


  38. eksothen says:

    D Reynolds was a TREMENDOUS actress. An actor from the old school. Quality & humility.

    May she rest in peace.


  39. heard but not seen…debbie also provided the voice of charlotte (the spider) in the animated classic Charlotte’s Web


  40. Dr T says:

    I remember seeing her perform on stage in NYC in 1979 with her daughter Carrie. I think it was Irene. My mom took me as a treat and they were great . You could tell Debbie adored her daughter as she was all smiles for Carrie as they took their bows at the end.


  41. Sandra says:

    I was busy all day with a big personal task and had no idea what was going on in the world. This news made me cry a little bit. She was such a contributor to the world, you know? So talented. She brought happiness to people through her performances. I haven’t seen her latest work that she did with Carrie, a documentary. “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” I’m going to watch it this weekend.


  42. I know some here are going to be irritated at this, but I need to bring some perspective to here. These women made a career out of pretending to be somebody else. They “acted”. They were gifted at pretending to be somebody else. They got rich making their audience feel emotions, and thus making deep connections with the power of conjured “feelings”.

    As persons they were miserable, reprobate and amoral. Their lives were a train wreck. Morals of a dog in heat, disastrous families, and lousy roll models. The elder’s husband- a lugubrious Bolshevik ran off with a Satan worshiping trollop (do your research- it’s true) and her daughter was a druggie, and a miserable, hateful individual.

    Talent- yes! Brains- yes! able to become a persuasive muse- absolutely! But is that is the sum of a gifted person- how they “make you feel”? Is is really all about you? Really?

    God gave them great gifts. What did they do with them? Did they point their fans to a purer, higher, nobler calling? Did they glorify God? Did they leave the people around them and the world in general better off? I think not.

    We are a culture saturated with entertainment, and cult of personality. I believe we as a people need to spend our intellectual and emotional energy on creating permanent value- not having our ears tickled.


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