Ok. “Debbie Reynolds Dead Of Stroke One Day After Carrie Fisher, Her Daughter, Passes”. Think about that.
Debbie Reynolds was taken to a hospital just after 1 PM PST when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd Fisher, called 911 to report whas was said to be a possible stroke. According to TMZ, Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday of a heart attack – just the day before.
Debbie Reynolds was an amazing actress, dancer, and celebrity. She was most famous for “Singing In The Rain”, and my personal favorite, the animated movie “Charlotte’s Web.” Ms. Reynolds was the picture of the 1950s wholesome image of the smiling, captivating woman who had something nice to say about everything and everyone.
Debbie Reynolds won my Mom’s heart when she divorced her husband Eddie Fisher in 1959 and after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Reynolds went on to marry again in 1960 and 1984.
Debbie Reynolds played unforgetable roles in “Tammy and the Bachelor”, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (for which she earned an Academy Award nomination), and in “Charlotte’s Web.”
Her daugher Carrie’s relationship with her was the subject of Carrie’s autobiography “Postcards from the Edge,” which was later a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are survived by her son and Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher and her Grandaughter Billie Lourd.
What stays with me is the idea that Debbie Reynolds basically willed herself to pass on an join her daughter in Heaven. That’s what that was about. Daughters and sons should never die before their parents. It’s not the way things are supposed to go. Stop and think about this, and Debbie and Carrie – and Todd and Billie.
All too often today, we coldly remark on these events with a comment very much like a friend of mine shockingly texted to me after Carrie Fisher passed away: “It happens…” Well, we know that, but that does not at all mean we’re supposed to have no feelings about it. Something is wrong.
Too many talented people are passing away at middle age: Prince, George Michael, Stuart Scott, and many more over the last year. Are we working too much? Is the ‘International Division of Labor’, where jobs are offshored and we have to work more to make the same money, killing our society?
Personally, I think so. And we better improve our way of life, before it’s too late.