Twitter Reacts To Debbie Reynolds' Heartbreaking Death And You'll Need Tissues
The iconic Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds passed away on Wednesday following a stroke.
Reynolds is survived by her son Todd and her granddaughter Billie Lourd.
After his mother's death, Todd said,
She wanted to be with Carrie.
The sudden passing of Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” shocked fans and friends alike.
Now with Reynolds' passing, friends can only extend their condolences to their family.
Some took comfort in the fact that Reynolds was with Fisher now.
Many reached out to Carrie Fisher's 24-year-old daughter, actress Billie Lourd.
Former co-stars, like Carl Reiner, expressed their shock.
As a reoccurring character on “Will and Grace,” Reynolds earned an Emmy nomination.
We all can't wait until 2016 is over.
We say goodbye to an icon…
And goodbye to a fiercely loving mother to Carrie and Todd.
Don't worry about Gary. He'll be taken care of by Debbie's granddaughter Billie.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds had an incredibly strong bond that could be turbulent at times.
Carrie based her semi-autobiographical book “Postcards from the Edge” on their relationship, which was later turned into a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Streep played a character based on Carrie who returns to her mother's home after attending rehab. Fisher battled with substance abuse herself.
In Fisher's Broadway show, book and HBO special “Wishful Drinking,” their relationship was presented in a bitingly funny, but loving way.
In a joint interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2011, Reynolds admitted that there were times when she felt she was going to lose her daughter because of her addiction.
There have been a few times when I thought I was going to lose Carrie. I've had to walk through a lot of my tears. But she's worth it.
She went on to say,
I admire her strength and survival. I admire that she is alive, that she has chosen to make it. It would have been easy to give up and give in and to keep doing drugs. I always feel, as a mother does, that I protect her. I want happiness for my daughter — I want Carrie to be happy.
What I say about being happy is that I am ‘also happy…' Happy is one of the many feelings or experiences that I will have throughout a day… I will just say that I enjoy my life, I make choices, I do what I want to do.
I am a strong person, I'm not afraid of almost anything, and that's a lot because of your example.
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