Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds both pass away

Shocking news as both Actress Carrie Fisher (60) and mother and fellow actress Debbie Reynolds (86) both shockingly pass away during consecutive days.


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‘Singin’ in the Rain’ promotional poster featuring Debbie Reynolds.

Rishi Datla, Author

American actress, humorist, and writer Carrie Fisher has passed away at age 60. She is most well-known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. The news was unexpected and came as a shock to the family and friends of the actress. Her tragic passing happened four days after she was admitted to a hospital after she had suffered a heart attack on an 11 hour flight from London to LAX.

Only a day after the tragic news of Fisher’s passing, her mother Debbie Reynolds also passed away.  Reynolds died from a blood vessel that ruptured and caused bleeding in her brain, hypertension is listed as an underlying cause of the stroke. Sources say that Reynolds last words were “I want to be with Carrie.” Reynolds is also an actress and is known for her roles in classic films such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and more modern roles such as Aggie Cromwell, the wise and magic-loving mother from the Halloweentown films and the voice of Nana Possible in the hit Disney show “Kim Possible,” along with many other memorable roles.

Friends and family of both of them remember how great it was to be around them and also look back at the memories they had with the pair. Fellow Star Wars co-stars and long time friend of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, expressed his feeling about Fisher’s tragic passing in a statement to saying “‘Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,’ Ford said ‘Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.’” Many other co-stars have expressed their mourning in the wake of the incident. Debbie Reynolds was remembered for charismatic attitude and cartoonish personality. Reynold’s son and brother of Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher exclaimed, “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken.” when referring to his mother’s passing. 9th grader, Dylan Vanstry said “..the deaths were unfortunate and tragic.” Many students at BHS have loved the “Star Wars” and “Halloweentown films” since they were kids so both deaths came as a shock. The two actresses will remembered, and there their iconic roles will live on forever.