2016 seems to have been a tragic year for some famous celebrities – with the deaths of David Bowie, Prince, Mohamed Ali, Harper Lee, Sir George Martin, and Frank Sinatra Jr. among many others. However, the year is not over and there is yet more grim news before we ring in 2017 later this week. Carry Fisher died suddenly yesterday and her mother just passed away tonight at age 84. See below for the story on the death of Debbie Reynolds.
See more on the stories of both deaths below.
Debbie Reynolds, mother of late Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher, passed away Wednesday at the age of 84 just one day after Fisher died. TMZ reports that the cause of death was a stroke after Reynolds was at home earlier with son Todd Fisher and felt unwell, prompting a 911 call. The alarming report comes only a day after her daughter, Carrie, died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac event on an airplane.
Carrie Fisher’s memory will live on as the Star Wars legend will appear in two new episodes of “Family Guy” in the upcoming fifteenth season. Fisher recorded to voice-overs for the animation before her death, according to Variety. Fisher will also appear one last time in the Star Wars installment, Episode VIII, which is set to be released in December 2017. The star died on Tuesday at 60 years old after suffering a heart attack on a flight.
Cinnabon apologized Tuesday after its tweet about Carrie Fisher’s death gained quite a bit of negative reviews. Cinnabon tweeted the tribute about Fisher around 1.30pm, but it was swiftly deleted after many Twitter users were left with a bad taste in their mouths and called out the company for trying to promote their product by using her death.