Together Forever: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to Have Joint Funeral
Todd Fisher was seen making the arrangements in California Thursday.
Debbie Reynolds and her beloved daughter Carrie Fisher — who died a day apart — will be memorialized together in a joint funeral.
Todd Fisher, Reynolds’ son, was seen leaving Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, Thursday.
An assistant was seen carrying a red outfit which is thought to be what the Singin’ in the Rain star will be laid to rest in. She was once photographed in the same outfit with her daughter.
Todd Fisher took to Twitter Thursday to mourn the loss of his mother and sister.
He released a touching sketch with his mother and sister wearing their iconic movie costumes – Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Reynolds wearing a raincoat and hat from Singin’ in the Rain.
This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting pic.twitter.com/AeIVGaGl9k— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 29, 2016
He captioned it: “This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting.”
He also posted a photo of the iconic Graumans' Chinese Theater which was dimmed in honor of his late 84-year-old mom.
— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 30, 2016
A TV appearance taped two weeks ago featuring the Star Wars actress’ 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd, on Late Night with Seth Meyers is making the rounds again. In it, she talks about how her grandmother tried to scare her away from acting.
The Scream Queens star recalled: “When I first started acting, everyone in my family didn't want me to act. I was really rebelling by doing this. So she called me down to her house and had this binder of these diaries that she had written when she first started doing Singin' in the Rain. She sat me down on her couch and said, ‘Okay, I need you to read these, dear,’ in her '50s actress voice. I started reading them to myself, and she said, ‘No dear, please read them out loud.’ I started reading them and they were all in second person.
"They're somewhere along the lines of, 'you're sitting in the make-up chair, it's five in the morning, they've pulled out all of your eyebrows, and you have no eyelashes left, your hair is a shell of itself and all you wanted to be was a gym teacher.' I read this out loud and looked at her like, 'uh, okay.' And she looked at me so earnestly with her hands crossed in her lap and was like, ‘Are you sure you still want to be an actress, dear?’ I was like, ‘yeah, I think it's different now, I think I'm going to be able to keep my eyebrows. I don't think they're going to put a wig on me, I got long hair, it's fine. So, I'm gonna go for it.'"
Reynolds’ death came one day after her 60-year-old daughter died of a fatal heart attack.
Reynolds suffered an apparent stroke possibly brought on by the stress of her daughter’s passing. Many have said she died of a broken heart, which has a formal medical name called Takotsubo Syndrome – the Japanese word for “Octopus Trap.”
It is what the heart looks like when overwhelmed with stress. According to Harvard Health, the heart’s left ventricle weakens which is the heart’s main pumping chamber.
“More than 90 percent of reported cases are in women ages 58 to 75," according to Harvard Health. "Research suggests that up to five percent of women evaluated for a heart attack actually have this disorder, which has only recently been reported in the United States and may go largely unrecognized.”
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