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Debbie Reynolds’ Heartbreaking Fear of Outliving Daughter Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds’ Heartbreaking Fear of Outliving Daughter Carrie Fisher
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Three years before they both passed away, Debbie Reynolds opened up about her fear of losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

In her 2013 autobiography "Unsinkable,” Reynolds wrote, “It’s not natural to outlive your child. This has always been my greatest fear… I don’t know if I could survive that.”

She went on, “Carrie is my child and I love her with every ounce of strength I possess.”

Back in 2011, Carrie and Debbie, made an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show," where they poured out all their emotions. Debbie said, “I would say that Carrie and I have finally found happiness. I admire her strength in survival. I admire that she is alive, that she has chosen to make it. It would have been easy to give up, and to give in, and to keep doing drugs. I always feel, as a mother does, that I protect her. Who will do that when I’m gone? I want happiness for my daughter. I want Carrie to be happy, and I can’t have that. So that makes me sad.”

Carrie chimed in, saying of her mom, who was 78 at the time, “She’s alive at a time in her life when a lot of people are getting ready not to be. My mother is bigger than ever.”

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