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Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, dies a day after her daughter

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, pictured in 2003, are the subject of an HBO documentary that will air on Saturday, Jan. 7. The show initially was set to air in the spring, but HBO moved it up to next weekend in the wake of their deaths last week. (Jill Connellly / ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, pictured in 2003, are the subject of an HBO documentary that will air on Saturday, Jan. 7. The show initially was set to air in the spring, but HBO moved it up to next weekend in the wake of their deaths last week. (Jill Connellly / ASSOCIATED PRESS)

“She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Cdenter, where his mother was taken by ambulance earlier Wednesday.

He said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for Reynolds.

Reynolds enjoyed the very heights of show business success and endured the depths of personal tragedy and betrayal. She lost one husband to Elizabeth Taylor and two other husbands plundered her for millions. Fisher, who found lasting fame as Princess Leia in “Star Wars” and struggled for much of her life with drug addiction and mental health problems, died on Tuesday after falling ill on a plane and being hospitalized. Full story.



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.