‘The View’ Remembers Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds And More (VIDEO)
During a “Hot Topics” segment on the daytime talk show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg noted that “2016’s exit was really rough” in relation to the many celebrities who passed away. “We lost a lot of amazing people,” she said. “Carrie Fisher, her mom Debbie Reynolds who passed away the day after.” Goldberg then began to choke up as she shared, “Debbie was one of the first people I met when I got famous and she and I got along very well because we both had filthy mouths.”
Co-host Joy Behar offered, “I interviewed Carrie and I interviewed Debbie a couple of times on my other shows.” She went on to note that Fisher “had electroshock therapy” and suffered from “bipolar disorder,” but was a “brilliant woman.” Behar continued, “I’m really gonna miss that voice out there because she was unusual in the sense that she was wry about serious things.” Goldberg went on to note that the late actress’s mother was also “instrumental in bringing mental health issues to the forefront.”
Goldberg next mentioned the death of Gabor, saying, “If you didn’t know who Zsa Zsa Gabor was or the Gabor sisters, baby, there would be no Kardashians without the Gabors.” She further explained, “They were famous for being beautiful women who knew how to work these men, who understood what a diamond was.” As for Michael, the co-host described him as “an extraordinary man” with “an extraordinary voice.”
“The year goes out and it ebbs and flows,” Goldberg continued. “New people are born and people are taken out.” She concluded, “Do yourself a favor, check these people out. Listen to what their voices sounded like. Google these folks, because this was the thing. These were the things that were happening in the United States back in the day. In the real day.” Watch the video below.