What a heartbreaking time. Just one day after Carrie Fisher passed away from a heart attack, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died, at the age of 84. According to Reynolds' son, Todd, the iconic star suffered a stroke on Dec. 28. TMZ reports that the legendary actor's last words were "I want to be with Carrie," a heartbreaking phrase that shows just how close the two actors were. Like her daughter, Reynolds will be so missed; she was an actor, singer, historian and more who was a true Hollywood great, and if anything sums up her incredible legacy, it's the powerful Reynolds quote below.
In 2013, Reynolds published a memoir, called Unsinkable. The book covered her lengthy Hollywood career, from her beginning as an MGM ingenue to her days co-starring alongside stars like Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly to her later years stealing scenes as a guest-star on shows like Will & Grace. The memoir is filled with fantastic lines, but one of the best is a quote that will both make you smile and think about Reynolds' amazing life. Said the icon,
Clearly, Reynolds was proud of her life and legacy, but also could look back on it all with a smile and a laugh. Despite experiencing major, publicized heartbreak and loss, Reynolds persevered, and never lost her joyful spirit and her willingness to take on new experiences. It's an attitude that everyone, and especially women who looked up to Reynolds, should emulate.
Losing both Reynolds and Fisher is incredibly hard, but luckily for fans, the two women left behind many works, both on-screen and literary, that showcase their talents and beautiful personalities.