Todd: She just left to be with Carrie
Debbie Reynolds passed away on December 28th merely one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack. But her son Todd Fisher insists that the 84-year-old Hollywood legend did not die of a “broken heart.”
Moreover, Todd says his mother wasn’t “inconsolable” as the media is claiming, as she simply “wanted to be with Carrie.”
He explained to American news show 20/20: “She didn’t die of a broken heart. She just left to be with Carrie.
It wasn’t that she was sitting around inconsolable, not at all. She simply said that she didn’t get to see Carrie come back from London, she expressed how much she loved my sister.
She then said she really wanted to be with Carrie. In those precise words, and within 15 minutes from that conversation she faded out and within 30 minutes, she technically was gone.”
The 58-year-old had recently claimed that Carrie’s death effectively triggered Debbie’s passing.
He stated: “She went to be with Carrie. In fact, those were the last words that she spoke this morning. 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.”
The tragic event comes after Debbie had previously admitted she wouldn’t be able to handle one of her children’s passing before her.
She revealed in her 2013 book Unsinkable: “It’s not natural to outlive your child. This has always been my greatest fear.
Too many mothers have lost their children, for thousands of different reasons. I don’t know if I could survive that.”