Drowned in Moonlight: A Farewell to Carrie & Debbie

Like a tragic film, after Carrie Fisher passed away due to a cardiac arrest; the legendary actress, Debbie Reynolds has also passed away.

Mother and daughter graced the silver screen and shined in their own way. Debbie Reynolds known for her films such as Singin’ in the Rain. Reynolds acted for more than six decades. Most recent roles were television works in Will&Grace and Behind The Candelabra. 

Her daughter, Carrie Fisher also had a successful film and television career. Fisher best known as the iconic, Princess Leia. She continued working, producing and writing books. Wishful Thinking released in 2008, Fisher tells her autobiography in a humorous matter. Immediately after her passing, this notorious line became viral,

Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

Both mother and daughter had their lives under the lense of the press. Debbie rose to fame at the age of 19 and married, Eddie Fisher. The beloved actress known for sweet roles divorced after her second son was born. The cause of her divorce became a press roller coaster. Shockingly the cause of her divorce was Fisher’s liaison with Elizabeth Taylor.

However, Reynolds moved on. She married two more times and had an envious career. Debbie has also worked on stage and released albums back in the early 50s. Nominated for numerous awards, Reynolds last award was the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy Awards and Science. This award is given to an individual’s achievement in humanitarian work. 

As for Carrie Fisher, she also had a marriage which her divorce became a press circus. Saddly, Fisher also struggled with health disorders and addiction. However, Carrie freed from her past demons, like her mother worked continuously. During this year, she also won a humanitarian award from Harvard College. Fisher’s most recent works was the continuation of the new Star Wars saga and a documentary which she collaborated with her mother.

Their final works will be released next year. The duo collaborated in a documentary called, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. It will air this March on HBO. Fisher’s final film is Star Wars: Episode VIII. 

After the devasting 48 hours,  many reports indicated that Billie Lourd (Carrie’s daughter & Debbie’s granddaughter) will take care of her mother’s beloved dog, Gary.

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