At least Debbie Reynolds went peacefully.
On Wednesday, the Hollywood icon tragically passed away after suffering a stroke. The 84-year-old had been at her son’s home, planning the funeral of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who had died only one day earlier.
The late legend’s son, Todd Fisher, had previously revealed his mother’s last words were “I want to be with Carrie,” and explained in a new interview with ABC News on Thursday that the Singin’ In The Rain star had gotten her wish, saying:
“She loved taking care of my sister more than anything. So, she gets to do that, and that’s what she wanted to do. I don’t think she really meant it quite like that, but … she went to go see her again.”
The filmmaker also revealed that the Texas native’s death was a gentle one, recalling:
“She was very peaceful and quiet. It happened very gently.”
While we’re heartbroken by the terrible loss and the devastation this poor family has felt over the past week, we’re relieved to know that Ms. Reynolds passed peacefully.
It’s especially reassuring, considering the acclaimed actress’ health had been declining for a while now.
Debbie was hospitalized back in 2012 after having a bad reaction to her medication, and she couldn’t make the 2015 Governor’s Awards because she was still recovering from a surgery.
Plus, earlier this year, Carrie revealed her mother had a “spinal issue,” and was “a little more frail” than she had been. And in June, Todd also confessed Ms. Reynolds had previously suffered a “small stroke” while recovering from an operation in the hospital.
We’re so sad knowing Debbie’s health had dwindled lately, but we’re glad she didn’t suffer in the end.
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