Todd Fisher opens up about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's devastating deaths

Todd Fisher opens up about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's devastating deaths

We were so upset when Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, before the devastating passing of her 84-year-old mother and Singin' In The Rain star, Debbie Reynolds just one day after her daughter. Her death shocked fans across the globe and now her son Todd Fisher has written a new memoir named My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie. 

According to USA today, the memoir reveals that Debbie's passing came as a result of her not wanting Carrie to "be alone". 


“Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth. Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone. That had been her driving force all of Carrie’s life, including having me so that Carrie wouldn’t be an only child, and it continued to be her driving force when Carrie left.”

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The 60-year-old actor doesn’t believe Debbie’s passing was caused by a “broken heart”, and admits he “got annoyed” when people began suggesting that as the reason for her death.

Debbie Reynolds in Singin' In The Rain 

Debbie Reynolds in Singin' In The Rain 

Further explaining the comments in his memoir during an appearance on ‘Megyn Kelly Today’, he said: “I got annoyed, in fact, when people kept saying that (she died of a broken heart). That seems to be the obvious response but since I was this close to her when she left, and words were spoken literally moments before she left, there was no way to misinterpret.

“I was sitting with her in her bed. She had some words with me where she really wanted to be with Carrie. I thought she was speaking ethereally, I didn’t know she meant in the next 30 minutes. My mother knew how to make an entrance and an exit. I did not know I was witnessing anything of the sort.”


He added: “She had said, for example, ‘I don’t want a big fancy memorial tomb.’ And then she to me, hours before she left, ‘Maybe it would be good to have something since now that Carrie was gone - fans might want to come and see Carrie and I might want to be there with her.’

“The next thing she knows, she closes her eyes and said, ‘I want to be with Carrie.’”

We can't imagine how devastated the family would have been after the very sad passing of both Carrie and Debbie in such a short space of time. Were you a fan of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher? Let us know over on our Facebook page and Twitter page