If you thought that this week couldn’t get any worse for the family of Carrie Fisher, you would be wrong. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, collapsed this morning of a stroke, and has passed away at the age of 84.
TMZ reports that Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher’s home, and was planning funeral services for her daughter when she collapsed.
Debbie Reynolds seemingly willed her own death Wednesday, telling her son hours before the stroke that claimed her life, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.”
Todd Fisher tells us Debbie cracked early Wednesday morning from grief. She was at Todd’s home during the morning hours, talking about Carrie’s funeral, when she made the comment. Fifteen minutes later she had the stroke.
Family sources tell us Debbie actually had several strokes this year and was in failing health, and they believe Carrie’s death was too much to bear.
If you ever doubted that it was possible to die of a broken heart, Debbie Reynolds’s death should convince you otherwise. No parent ever wants to outlive their child.