Debbie Reynolds’ son speaks out as tributes pour in after her death

By Tribute on December 29, 2016 | 4 Comments

Debbie Reynolds tributes pour in following death

December 2016 will go down in the history books as a month of loss and mourning. Following the deaths of Leonard CohenFlorence HendersonAlan ThickeZsa Zsa GaborGeorge Michael and Carrie Fisher, legendary actress — and Carrie’s mother — Debbie Reynolds passed away. Tragic yet strikingly poetic, she was planning her daughter’s funeral when she suffered a stroke.

In the wake of Debbie‘s sudden death yesterday evening, her son Todd Fisher discussed her final moments with E! News as several celebrities expressed their grief and others penned tributes to honor the Singin’ in the Rain actress.

Revealing intimate details of Debbie’s state before passing, Todd said yesterday his mother “went to be with Carrie.” He added, “in fact, those were the last words that she spoke this morning.”

Todd continued, “More specifically, she said that she really, she was under a lot of stress. She held it together beautifully, obviously, for the last couple of days but she was under a lot of emotion and stress from the loss [of Carrie] and it’s pretty much what triggered this event.”

Aside from Todd, Carrie’s half-sister Joely Fisher also reached out. The actress-singer took to Twitter shortly after Debbie was rushed to the hospital, and wrote, “God speed mama.” She accompanied the text with a 2010 photo of herself and Debbie laughing together at a red carpet event.

Once news broke that Debbie had passed, Joely returned to Twitter to share that she was, and arguably will be for some time to come, “inconsolable.”

Below, you can check out Joely’s tweets.

But Debbie had an impact on many lives, and several stars outside of the Fisher family took the opportunity to share their sentiments about the Oscar nominee. Among them are Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Seth MacFarlane and Bette Midler.

Check out their tweets, and many more, below. ~Matthew Pariselli

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gwen • December 29, 2016 @ 12:55 PM

    We’ve lost another of the great ones. Always enjoy watching any of the old shows Debbie Reynolds is in. And to pass away a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Such a shame. R>I>P> to both of you and condolences to the rest of the family

  2. Winnie • December 29, 2016 @ 2:48 PM

    Miley loves to chime in on these celebrity passings. I doubt she even knew who Debbie was.

  3. Melissa • December 29, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

    Wishing Todd strength. To lose his sister and mother within 24 hours, I can’t even imagine what he’s going through.

  4. Gail • December 31, 2016 @ 7:33 PM

    To Winnie, Really, we have enough negativity in the world,grow up & be thankful that you
    are still here because you obviously haven’t learned your spiritual lessons. Miley has
    a right to send her wishes. Too bad you have to rain on her parade. You must have a sad
    and jealous life of others who are doing well in their own. They work for what they have.

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