Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, was rushed to an area hospital Wednesday by EMTs after someone placed a 911 phone call. It is suspected that the Academy Award-nominated actress suffered a possible stroke. Reportedly, the 84-year-old Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills home discussing funeral arrangements for daughter Carrie who died just one day ago. Carrie Fisher was removed from an 11-hour flight last week after she went into cardiac arrest. Fisher never recovered. Upon Fisher’s death, Reynolds posted a message on Facebook thanking everyone for embracing her daughter’s gifts and talents. She also expressed gratitude for the thoughts and prayers.
Although mother and daughter had a rocky relationship in the past, the two became close prior to Carrie Fisher’s death. Fisher’s semi-autobiographical novel “Postcards from the Edge,” documented their bond and was made into a hit movie in 1990 with veteran actress Shirley MacLaine playing the part of the mother. Fisher’s character was a woman who returned to her famous mom’s home after a stay in rehab. Fisher’s dry wit resurfaced again in another book “Wishful Drinking,” which also made its way to film as an HBO special and as a Broadway show. “Wishful Drinking” offered Fisher’s take on her strange childhood and struggles with addiction.
Tough love and rebellion are all too common in mother-daughter relationships
In a 2011 joint interview with her daughter, Reynolds told Oprah Winfrey that it is difficult wanting to talk with your child when they don’t want to talk with you. Reynolds went on to say that Fisher had not spoken with her in about 10 years, and it was a very painful and heartbreaking time. It was total estrangement.
A mother’s heartfelt admission
Regarding Fisher’s struggles with drug addiction, Debbie Reynolds told Winfrey there were times when she thought she was going to lose her daughter. “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” star added that even though she went through a lot of tears, her daughter was worth it. #News #Celebrities #Buzz