The world is in mourning after two of Hollywood’s greatest talents have passed away just one day apart. Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 27) following a heart attack the previous Friday.
Her mother, the legendary Debbie Reynolds, followed her one day later. In fact, Reynolds told her son, Todd Fisher, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” just minutes before suffering a stroke. Reynolds was at Todd’s house to begin funeral arrangements for Fisher.
Fisher and Reynolds were the quintessential mother-daughter duo. From a very young age, Fisher was accompanying her mother to her shows all over the world. A recent photo emerged to pay tribute to both of the icons. Fisher was around six-years-old and was sitting backstage watching her talented mother perform.
A country star that knows a thing or two about having a famous mother, and working with her, is Wynonna Judd. Wynonna and her mom, Naomi, joined forces to form the singing duo The Judds and have charted 25 singles on the country charts. They also have five Grammy awards and eight CMA awards.
Although The Judds have reunited quite a few times for performances and TV shows, in a recent interview revealing her fight with depression, Naomi revealed she and her daughter have not seen or spoken to each other in a while.
“I love her but there are just times we need a break from each other…And that happens with mother, daughters,” Naomi said. “If she sees this, and I hope she does, ’cause the smartest thing is for all of us to feel known, no matter what’s goin’ on. Be truthful. I think she’ll say, ‘Good for you, Mom, for finally being willing to talk about the bad stuff.'”
Although, Wynonna announced on Twitter that the two were together a week prior, and didn’t know they were “estranged”, her latest Instagram post puts all this she-said-she-said to rest.
While mourning the loss of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Wynonna poignantly gave fans some advice on how to heal from this monumental loss.
“I truly believe that one can die of a broken heart. If you’re able to, right now, tell your Mom you love her. Life is so very strange,” she wrote.
See her Instagram post below.
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Tonight, as I stood in our kitchen making supper, a friend sent me this photo of Carrie Fisher and the talented @annakendrick47. His text said that the photo caption reminded him of me. Carrie wore glitter in her hair. When Anna had complimented the glitter, Carrie ran her fingers through her hair and tossed sparkles at her. Yes, (I thought), that sounds like something that I would do too. My very next thought was, "It's impossible to try and comprehend a mother having to bury a child." Seconds later, I received a second text from a friend telling me that Debbie Reynolds had passed away today. I truly believe that one can die of a broken heart. If you're able to, right now, tell your Mom you love her. Life is so very strange. #RIP #CarrieFisher #DebbieReynolds
We’re sure Wynonna spoke with Naomi and told her these very words.