Actress Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher, has broken her silence on her daughter’s death, which was reported on Dec. 27.
Reynolds, 84, issued a statement through her Facebook page: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”
She signed the message, “Love Carries Mother (sic).”
Reynolds had two children with singer Eddie Fisher after they married in 1955.
Fisher reportedly died from complications resulting from a heart attack she had suffered while on a Los Angeles-bound flight. It was later reported that she was unresponsive after the cardiac arrest. Reynolds on Sunday tweeted that Fisher was “in stable condition,” adding, “For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.”
Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
Billie Lourd, Fisher’s 24-year-old daughter, first confirmed her mother’s death to People magazine. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” according to the statement.
Lourd, whose father is talent agent Bryan Lourd, explained to the magazine about working with her mother on the reboot of the “Star Wars” franchise.
“We’re watching each other. And we’re still being mother-daughter, even though it’s like, actress-actress,” she said.
“She’s awesome,” Lourd continued. “And it was even better in this one. She’s great and she looks great. She’s killing it.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Lourd will take custody of Fisher’s 4-year-old French bulldog, Gary. The dog visited her at the UCLA Medical Center, where she died. Fisher said at one time: “Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me, and that calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me.”