Debbie Reynolds, American treasure and star of the silver screen, died in a local hospital on December 28 after complaints about her breathing paired with emotional stress. She was 84 years old. This was just one day after the death of her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher. 2016 has really taken a toll on our emotions with a seemingly unusual amount of celebrity deaths, but the back-to-back loss of two of Hollywood’s most adored actresses (mother and daughter no less) is an unbelievable double-dose of heartbreak. This goes especially for 24-year-old daughter of Carrie, Billie Lourd, who lost her mother and grandmother only one day apart. As sad as it may be, however, it is touching to believe that Debbie and Carrie are reunited, wherever they are. Reynolds’s son, and Carrie’s brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that following Carrie’s death and just before her own, his mother said, “I want to be with Carrie.” It is unknown what the cause of death was. Most likely, she just lost the will to live, but whatever the reason, Debbie got what she wanted and is with Carrie now on their next journey together.
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