Carrie Fisher Dead: Debbie Reynolds Statement On Daughter’s Death
Debbie Reynolds is thanking fans for their support in the wake of daughter Carrie Fisher’s death. See statement below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Fisher died on Tuesday at age 60. Her passing came just a few days after she suffered a major heart attack while on a flight to Los Angeles. She was subsequently rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
On Sunday, Reynolds said Fisher was “in stable condition in ICU,” and promised to share additional information if there was “any change.” Heartbreakingly, things have now changed for good. A family publicist confirmed Fisher’s death on behalf of her only child, Billie Lourd.
Now Reynolds says in her own 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.”
Reynolds, who is 84, is also mom to Todd Fisher. She had both children with then-husband Eddie Fisher. In 2015, the legendary actress was awarded the SAG Life Achievement Award with her daughter by her side. In Fisher’s book The Princess Diarist, which came out last month, she wrote in the acknowledgements, “For my mother — for being too stubborn and thoughtful to die. I love you, but that whole emergency, almost dying thing, wasn’t funny. Don’t even THINK about doing it again in any form.”
Sadly, now the family is facing tragedy in the way they probably least expected. Mother and daughter are pictured together above at the SAG Awards last year. Click to see more reaction to Fisher’s death.