This week saw the heart-rending deaths of two notable women who were also mother and daughter to one another. On Monday the world mourned for actress Carrie Fisher, daughter of Debbie Reynolds, known for playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. The very next day, Debbie herself sadly passed away from a stroke, or what some might say a broken heart. Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for Reynolds. “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie.’ And then she was gone.”

Both Carrie and Debbie were #13 FCIRs with personalities that differed and possessed similarities. Both were outgoing, smart, spry leading ladies who could hold their own. Reynolds, however, portrayed more of a smiley, “feeling” demeanor than Carrie, whose humor was often dry, especially as she got older. It’s no secret, of course, that Fisher suffered from substance abuse for many years. In fact, she “smoked pot at the age of 13, used LSD by 21 and went through electroshock therapy to treat her mental health issues.”  She was diagnosed as bipolar at 24 (more common among #13s than any other design). She was brutally honest about her condition, however, writing several books and helping thousands of people deal with their mental health issues.

Carrie’s father, Eddie Fisher, was famously known for leaving Debbie and marrying actress Elizabeth Taylor (#11 FCAL).

Our thoughts and prayers go to the friends and families of these two memorable, talented women.

Written by: Staff
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