Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died within a day of each other, will have a private memorial service on Thursday.
Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles the Friday before. She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles and died a few days later at 8:55 a.m. She was 60.
Fisher’s mother died one day later, age 84, after suffering a stroke.
“She kept saying that she was, she wanted more time,” Joely Fisher, Fisher’s half-sister said
about Reynolds after her daughters’ death. “I knew that if Carrie wasn’t going to survive this, that Debbie would not. You knew it. You could see it in her face. She would not last without [Carrie] on this planet.”
Renyolds died after being rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Renyolds’ son, Todd Fisher, said. “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie.’ And then she was gone.”
TMZ reported that Reynolds was at Fisher’s Beverly Hills home planning her daughter’s funeral when she suffered a stroke.
“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 Fisher] and it’s pretty much what triggered this event,” Todd said.
“I think she wanted to be with her,” Todd said of his mother in regard to her daughter. “I’m not joking when I say she left to be with her and I’m happy about that. That’s the only thing I’m happy about.”
No cause of death has been revealed for either woman.
Todd told ABC’s 20/20
that the family, including Fisher’s 24-year-old daughter Billie Lourd, planned a joint funeral for the pair. Details have not been released yet, though a public event
is allegedly in the works as well.