Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher has died after first going into cardiac arrest on an airplane on Friday. TMZ reported she was put on a ventilator, but ultimately, her heart stopped beating again on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Fisher's most iconic role was as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but she also had roles in films including When Harry Met Sally, Drop Dead Fred, Soapdish, Scream 2, The Burbs, and The Blues Brothers. Over the years, Fisher has had her own personal struggles, and, in 2013, she was hospitalized for bipolar complications. TMZ previously reported that Fisher was aboard the Holland America Eurodam in the Caribbean on a cruise at the time of her episode. At the time, her rep released the following statement: There was a medical incident related to Carrie Fisher’s bipolar disorder. She went to the hospital briefly to adjust her medication and is feeling much better now. When it comes to Fisher's relationship with mother Debbie Reynolds, they have appeared very close over the years.
Reynolds was married three times in her life, but married her first husband, Fisher's father, singer Eddie Fisher in 1955. The couple had two children together, Carrie and Todd Fisher, who is an actor, director, and cinematographer. The couple divorced in 1959 when Fisher had a well-known affair with Reynolds' friend Elizabeth Taylor. In 1990, the film Postcards from the Edge
came out and it was written by Carrie Fisher. The film featured a character called "Doris Mann", who was based on Mom Reynolds. When news of Fisher's health condition this past Friday spread, her mother gave a report on her daughter's condition via Twitter, writing: Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.
Days later, upon her daughter's death, Reynolds wrote on Facebook: Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.
For more information on Reynolds and Fisher's relationship, as well as their best photos together over the years, click through our mother-daughter gallery. (Getty)