Unsinkable
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posted by valkane at 6:12 PM on December 28, 2016


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For the love of God. That poor family.
posted by greermahoney at 6:13 PM on December 28, 2016 [58 favorites]


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posted by Zonker at 6:14 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:15 PM on December 28, 2016


Unbelievable.

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posted by Mavri at 6:16 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by Kybard at 6:16 PM on December 28, 2016


Oh, my god. How awful.

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posted by allthinky at 6:17 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by Atom Eyes at 6:18 PM on December 28, 2016


2016 is determined not just to stick it in, but also to break it off.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:18 PM on December 28, 2016 [20 favorites]


I can't even.
posted by briank at 6:19 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by Joe in Australia at 6:20 PM on December 28, 2016


A double funeral. That's about as bad as it gets.
posted by Beholder at 6:21 PM on December 28, 2016 [15 favorites]


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posted by pjmoy at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2016


Goddamn this shitstick fuckwad trouser stain of a year.

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posted by komlord at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


The worst possible for that family.
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posted by scottymac at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Poor Debbie. Poor everyone.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


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Gary lost a mom and a grandma. That poor dog.
posted by radwolf76 at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [27 favorites]


Un. Fucking. Believable.

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posted by chococat at 6:23 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by royals at 6:23 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by ZeusHumms at 6:23 PM on December 28, 2016


Mother eff.

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posted by Melismata at 6:24 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by crossoverman at 6:24 PM on December 28, 2016


You know what, fuck it. I'm not going to grieve any more this year. I'm done.

Here's Debbie Reynolds with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in Singin in the Rain.

Irish Wake, y'all.
posted by ferdydurke at 6:25 PM on December 28, 2016 [114 favorites]


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posted by k8oglyph at 6:25 PM on December 28, 2016


She was 19 when she made Singin' in the Rain. Nineteen!

Goddamnit.

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posted by rtha at 6:26 PM on December 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


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posted by Joey Michaels at 6:28 PM on December 28, 2016


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

I am so sorry.
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posted by tristeza at 6:28 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


And Carrie was 19 when she was cast in Star Wars.

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posted by cooker girl at 6:28 PM on December 28, 2016 [18 favorites]


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At least she doesn't have to bury her daughter. But I feel awful for Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd. I can't even imagine losing my mom and grandma or my mom and sister within a day of each other.

2016, we get it already!
posted by SisterHavana at 6:29 PM on December 28, 2016 [27 favorites]


I can't even imagine how Billie Lourd is doing. I remember reading a profile of Carrie Fisher after The Force Awakens came out- she said that her first question after being asked to appear in the movie was if there was a part for Billie. Losing your mother and grandmother in the span of two days... unbelievable.
posted by mollywas at 6:30 PM on December 28, 2016 [21 favorites]


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posted by sammyo at 6:30 PM on December 28, 2016


2016 heard our cries of "fuck 2016" and replied, "Fuck me? No, fuck YOU."
posted by Riki tiki at 6:31 PM on December 28, 2016 [35 favorites]


How much joy she gave to us. RIP.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 6:32 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


That's a hell of an act, 2016. What do you call it?

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posted by condour75 at 6:32 PM on December 28, 2016 [37 favorites]


Watch Scream Queens! Billie is awesome. She stood out in a small part on that crappy show, and I looked her up and was like, well, no surprise.
posted by zutalors! at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]



I can't even imagine how Billie Lourd is doing.


Or Todd Fisher, losing his only sibling and his only living parent 36 hours apart.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016 [24 favorites]


She's the real star of the picture! Poor Billie, poor Todd. What a nightmare.
posted by h00py at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


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posted by kestralwing at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016


Oof.

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posted by Sys Rq at 6:33 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by Katjusa Roquette at 6:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Go ahead, tell me again how 2016 isn't unusual as far as deaths go.

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posted by tommasz at 6:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [17 favorites]


In the moonlight forever now.
posted by MattD at 6:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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fuck this year
posted by supercrayon at 6:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by drezdn at 6:36 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by detachd at 6:36 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by cazoo at 6:37 PM on December 28, 2016


I'm still convinced 2016 doesn't have it in for anyone, but the Oscar In Memoriam reel will be so long and so sad.
posted by zutalors! at 6:37 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


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posted by jim in austin at 6:39 PM on December 28, 2016


Just watch tomorrow's headlines will be Gary the Dog Run Over By a Bus cause that's just how f*king horrible 2016 is.

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posted by pjsky at 6:39 PM on December 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


Everyone should send Todd and Billie a card. JFC, what a holiday they're having.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:40 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


God almighty. I'm not sure what genre we're in now but it's surpassed tragedy.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 6:40 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unbelievable. My condolences to the family and friends.
posted by pmurray63 at 6:40 PM on December 28, 2016


Oh, and Gary! Poor guy.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:41 PM on December 28, 2016


I hope Betty White is in a bunker somewhere.

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posted by 4ster at 6:41 PM on December 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


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posted by lapolla at 6:41 PM on December 28, 2016


How awful, awful, awful for the family, but this is so very Postcards From the Edge that it's got me laughing through my sadness. If there is someplace beyond this, Carrie has got to be cackling.

I always loved "Would You" - and this is the version they dubbed OVER!

One of the last great Hollywood stars...

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posted by sallybrown at 6:43 PM on December 28, 2016 [22 favorites]




Chin up

This is terribly sad.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:46 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I just loved Debbie Reynolds in In & Out, too.
posted by SisterHavana at 6:48 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Debbie and Carrie on Oprah in 2011
posted by zutalors! at 6:48 PM on December 28, 2016 [18 favorites]


This is just a bastard year.

. for Debbie
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:48 PM on December 28, 2016


Here's your unsinkable.
posted by maggiemaggie at 6:49 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Man, what else? My condolences, this is hard for the family.

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posted by jadepearl at 6:51 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by tonycpsu at 6:51 PM on December 28, 2016


She was so talented.

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posted by mochapickle at 6:53 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sing Or Swim: "God almighty. I'm not sure what genre we're in now but it's surpassed tragedy."

Tarantino.
posted by WCityMike at 6:54 PM on December 28, 2016 [21 favorites]


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posted by cotton dress sock at 6:57 PM on December 28, 2016


jmfc

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posted by blurker at 6:59 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by wanderingmind at 7:03 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by lovermont at 7:03 PM on December 28, 2016


Before anyone comes in to post stats about others years, and boomers, and TV and Film proliferation etc.

We know. Fuck off. It's still sad.
posted by French Fry at 7:05 PM on December 28, 2016 [39 favorites]


I'm not sure I believe in God, but what a fucking show she's putting on up there.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:07 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by mrgroweler at 7:08 PM on December 28, 2016


As posted in Carrie Fisher's thread, I'm reminded of the diary page from Teddy Roosevelt when his wife and mother died on the same day in the same house — a large X on the page with "The light has gone out of my life" written below. That poor family.
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:10 PM on December 28, 2016 [29 favorites]


We know. Fuck off. It's still sad.

Arguably more sad, at least online. Late Boomers and early Gen X are feeling this particularly hard.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:13 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


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posted by Going To Maine at 7:15 PM on December 28, 2016


What the everloving fuck.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 7:20 PM on December 28, 2016




NPR tweeted:

> Debbie Reynolds, star of "Singin In The Rain," "Charlotte's Web," died today, within days of daughter Carrie Fisher.

They corrected themselves:

> Sorry, within a day of her daughter. It's been a long year.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 7:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


Mother was an underrated gem of hilarious awkwardness. She was so good playing off Albert Brooks' neuroses. And delightful, of course, in everything else in her career.

My heart aches for Todd and Billie.

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posted by killy willy at 7:22 PM on December 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


In my version of heaven, after she's checked in with St. Peter, and after she squeezes Carrie, I want Gene Kelly sauntering over to her: "Well! If it isn't Ethyl Barrymore!"

That poor family.

Hug your loved ones.
Do what you came here to do.


That's all i got.
posted by droplet at 7:24 PM on December 28, 2016 [12 favorites]


Or Todd Fisher, losing his only sibling and his only living parent 36 hours apart.

It occurred to me after I posted this that even a few days ago, both Carrie and Debbie were in good health (so far as I know), so it's not like this was after long drawn-out illnesses or anything. A week ago Todd and Billie would have been looking forward to Carrie coming home from the U.K. so the family could all be together for the holidays. God.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:24 PM on December 28, 2016 [10 favorites]




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posted by Puddle Jumper at 7:26 PM on December 28, 2016


Can we wrap Billie Lourd and Gary Fisher in bubble wrap, just to be safe?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:26 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by mixedmetaphors at 7:28 PM on December 28, 2016


I kept staring and staring at this post as if my brain was refusing to connect the dots. What the everloving fuck???

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posted by Thorzdad at 7:29 PM on December 28, 2016


In the span of three days, we've lost George S. Irving, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. I'm beginning to think this is less about 2016 and more about how the 1973 cast of Irene is cursed.
posted by fremen at 7:30 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Debbie and Carrie on Oprah in 2011

Wow. Watch it to the end when they sing. It made me smile.

Debbie Reynolds reminds me of my grandma in a lot of ways and that scares me because my grandma is 83. Watching her care so much for Carrie in several interviews I've seen makes me less surprised that she'd die of (I don't care what you say it's a real thing) a broken heart after losing Carrie.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 7:32 PM on December 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


Can we wrap Billie Lourd and Gary Fisher in bubble wrap, just to be safe?

This needs to be kick-started, with top tier rewards being a live feed of them both in bubble wrap in the final hour.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:34 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


A neighbor of ours co-wrote at least one book with Debbie Reynolds, and I believe she mentioned once that Carrie and her mother lived next door to each other. When I heard the news tonight that's the first thing I thought about - how close they were.
posted by goofyfoot at 7:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


I had someone on Facebook admonish me today for saying what a shitty year 2016 has been and for referring to it in a kind of anthropomorphized way. As in 2016 is out to get all the brightest stars. She said how stupid it was that people were acting like this. This was right after I heard about Reynolds. I was so very angry at her. We have had a very terrible year in terms of politics and and I am scared for what the future holds, having our inspirational artists dying off just feels so much the worse to me. I wanted to tell her off, instead I just stopped following her. She's a good person, she just had a baby, I am sure she can only feel hope right now, otherwise what is there? I had a conversation with a friend last night, that I can't imagine what it would be like to have young children, if I have so much despair without having to really worry about that much more of a future due to my age.

. for Debbie and a big FU to a shitty year.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 7:35 PM on December 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


They are so hilarious and candid in the Oprah interview, and the singing in the end is wonderful and sweet .

Rest in Peace
posted by bearette at 7:37 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


via Harvy Fierstein, on FB:

1984. All the regulars were partying at TED HOOK'S BACKSTAGE on a Saturday night. It was late when Debbie Reynolds, who was appearing in WOMAN OF THE YEAR, climbed up onto the white grand piano and began to regale us all with her songs, stories and flawless imitations.
Don't know how late they went, but I got home at 5AM.
Awoke the next morning to the news that Debbie had been taken from her dressing room, by ambulance, to the hospital.
I grabbed the phone and called Carrie in L.A. "Don't worry", I screamed, "It's not a heart attack. Just a hangover!" And the two of us had a good laugh.
So sorry that today's story had no such happy ending.
Goodnight, Ladies
Goodnight, Ladies
Goodnight, Ladies
So sorry to see you go.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:38 PM on December 28, 2016 [34 favorites]


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I don't know what 2016 was meant to teach all of us, but we all need to learn it fast before 2017 decides to continue its mission. I fucking hate this year.
posted by theappleonatree at 7:41 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


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(One for Debbie; one for Carrie)
posted by Ranucci at 7:41 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


pls meteor take the rest of us i'm done here
posted by poffin boffin at 7:44 PM on December 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


I fear you can die of a broken heart, especially when you have one that's already been broken before.

She was just a wonderful musicals performer. To paraphrase someone on twitter, while still a teen she held her own against Gene Kelly and Donald O' Connor!

Their poor family.
posted by NorthernLite at 7:45 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


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I had a feeling this was going to happen (although not quite so soon). They were very close in this life, and they are together again in whatever lies ahead.
posted by littlesq at 7:48 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by Janta at 7:49 PM on December 28, 2016


@Gary_TheDog If Carrie was here I bet she would make a joke that it was just like her mom to upstage her even in death. #FindingHumorInTragedy

@Gary_TheDog They don't make 'em like this anymore.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:53 PM on December 28, 2016 [36 favorites]


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It's a tragedy of horrible timing but when you think about the wild ride that's been Debbie Reynolds's life, it seems like it was the kind of the dramatic ending the story was destined to get.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:56 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


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posted by Cash4Lead at 8:00 PM on December 28, 2016


Go home, 2016. You're drunk.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:00 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Supposedly her last words were that she wanted to be with Carrie.

This is just so fucking sad.
Fucking SAD.
posted by branravenraven at 8:02 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


This literally feels to me like Souls are exiting our planet. Artistic, inspirational souls leaving us. Maybe this is the real start of the automated Tech hive mind cycle and the end of the personal, individual, idiosyncratic, private way of life. I feel like we just need to hunker down and be still. Meditate or pray or something.
Rest in peace. Thank you for all the goodness and the good wild times.
posted by gt2 at 8:08 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


a dot is all I've got...

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posted by mondo dentro at 8:08 PM on December 28, 2016


Here's Debbie Reynolds with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in Singin in the Rain.

I don't know why I never noticed it before but her whole look in that scene would make for coolest version of Quicksilver Marvel could ever hope for.

Fuck, this year. You know, I still haven't had it in me to listen to Blackstar yet. I feel like I need to start 2017 off with that, just to begin purging 2016 from my system.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:11 PM on December 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


Ordinarily, my reaction to stuff like this is to make comments attempting to find the dark humor, you know like "who's number's next?" Or "how is 2016 going to top this?" But the string of deaths this year has really caused me to think twice about making light of public tragedy. I ...I just have no coping strategy anymore.

And then I remind myself that Syria is currently experiencing World War II levels of destruction and displacement and with 2 lunatic autocrats in power the whole thing could well go global.

The jokes just gone way too far and the only things worth getting worked up over should be the things that don't come into my brain via LCD displays. Going to be mindfully present for my family now.

For the people in mourning over this sad news, I leave my respectful:

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posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:17 PM on December 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


April Winchell, who wrote for Roseanne back in the day, once told a story on her site about how she and Roseanne Barr visited Debbie Reynolds' house. I can't remember exactly how it played out and sadly it's not available online anymore, but as Winchell and Roseanne were preparing to leave, Roseanne and Debbie decided to stage a fight in preparation for Debbie's forthcoming scenes on Roseanne, and they ended up pulling each other's hair and screaming and rolling over and over each other down the driveway while Winchell, who was a bit stunned by the spectacle, and Carrie Fisher, who seemed quite blasé about it, watched them go. Winchell said to Fisher, "Does this kind of thing happen often?" and Carrie Fisher rolled her eyes and said, "You have no idea."

I'm sure none of us do, and that it's a sad thing that there will no longer be a Reynolds-Fisher melee.
posted by orange swan at 8:18 PM on December 28, 2016 [51 favorites]


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posted by brecc at 8:19 PM on December 28, 2016


Watch Scream Queens! Billie is awesome.

I have to admit I only realized today whose daughter she is and why she's always wearing earmuffs.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:29 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Leia's mother Padme died of a broken heart.
Carrie's mother Debbie died of a broken heart.
posted by guiseroom at 8:43 PM on December 28, 2016 [19 favorites]


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posted by Silverstone at 8:46 PM on December 28, 2016



I have to admit I only realized today whose daughter she is and why she's always wearing earmuffs


I knew she was Carrie's daughter but only just since Carrie's death figured that the earmuffs might be a nod to Leia.
posted by zutalors! at 8:49 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


How many more?....

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posted by Malingering Hector at 8:49 PM on December 28, 2016


Oh, 2016 --- I think I'm out of dots
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 9:02 PM on December 28, 2016


I'm almost afraid to watch the news at this point.


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posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 9:06 PM on December 28, 2016


Muchas frias indeed.

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posted by rhizome at 9:28 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]




Somewhere, the spirit of Carrie Fisher is saying, "You just had to upstage me one last time, didn't you Mother?!"

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posted by dnash at 9:58 PM on December 28, 2016 [11 favorites]


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So so tired today. Got home from seeing Rogue One. It's a 3 hour drive there and back. Totally worth it. Went with both Mom and Dad who felt like it was the time to make the trek as well. Got home and felt just so emotionally beat and just wanted to sleep. Managed to eat dinner and read a little bit of Metafilter. Fell asleep just after reading that Debbie was taken to the hospital. Thought really? Come on and then *zonk*.

Woke up, discombobulated because it's now the time that I usually go to sleep for the night, read metafilter and ....

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My broken heart can't break anymore. It's just lying in quivering and spasming pieces.
Also just found out that my Great Uncle, the last family member of my Grandmother's generation is in hospice and not expected to make past the new year.

He's a wonderful, kind and gentle man who has lived a long good life so it's grief but an okay sort of grief but right now, which in other circumstances would be similar sort of grief I would feel about Debbie dying. Neat lady, did great things, long life, talented lets be sad AND celebrate.
Now it's all jus smushed up in this big pile of vibrating mush that is my heart and my evens and my 'fuck off alreadys'

So sad.

Just so tired and sad about everything.

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posted by Jalliah at 10:00 PM on December 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


I know next to nothing about Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd but I don't think my heart could ache more for people I don't know. What a devastating two days.

RIP Debbie. Damn.
posted by Ber at 10:02 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


I hope Ringo is in protective custody.
posted by Freedomboy at 10:03 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty sure Debbie Reynolds was sick. In her September interview with Terry Gross, Carrie Fisher talked about her mom having a lengthy hospitalization, I believe from a stroke. It sounded like she made a miraculous recovery but it's not unusual that she'd be vulnerable to more cardiac events or strokes.

In a way there's a beauty in her passing the day after Carrie.
posted by latkes at 10:20 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


In lieu of evens:

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posted by en forme de poire at 10:26 PM on December 28, 2016


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posted by lalochezia at 10:26 PM on December 28, 2016


If there was ever a reason to believe in the notion of a Heaven, I'll sadly consider these last couple of days, and hope that mother and daughter are hugging in the Continuum.

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posted by /\/\/\/ at 10:40 PM on December 28, 2016


n'ting the fact that my first reaction was "oh ffs" immediately followed by the belief that Postcards era Carrie would have said something about her mom stealing the spotlight of her death.

gallows humor exists for a reason
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:53 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Several others have pointed out the bizarre coincidence that Paul Simon (who would go on to be Carrie Fisher's husband for a brief span) wrote the song "Mother and Child Reunion."

A strange and mournful day, indeed.

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posted by dhens at 11:02 PM on December 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


Shine on you two, brilliant and beautiful. If you can't stick around here anymore, go off and fill the cosmos with laughter and love.
posted by Diagonalize at 11:38 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by get off of my cloud at 2:16 AM on December 29, 2016


both Carrie and Debbie were in good health (so far as I know)

As latkes mentioned, Debbie had actually been in pretty poor health this year. I can no longer find where I read it yesterday (unsurprisingly, doing a search with their names brings up a lot of recent news), but Carrie had mentioned in an interview that she'd spent a lot of time caring for Debbie this year after a couple of strokes, and she joked that Debbie still hadn't had the good sense to die from stuff that would have killed anyone else.

It's got to be so hard for Todd and Billie. And poor Gary. I'm glad Billie is taking care of him.

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posted by On the Corner at 3:02 AM on December 29, 2016


Oh this is terrible. Poor Todd, I mean, I know she didn't mean it that way but she supposedly said "I want to be with Carrie" and the next thing you know, she *is* - what a thing to have to hear his mom say.

I wonder what's the best channel through which we could send him and Billie condolences.
posted by tel3path at 4:13 AM on December 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by Sphinx at 4:56 AM on December 29, 2016


Good bye, Tammy.

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posted by bjgeiger at 4:57 AM on December 29, 2016


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It's incredibly sad, but also somewhat beautiful, that Debbie couldn't go on without Carrie. The remaining family, though, my heart really goes out to them.
posted by Pocahontas at 5:15 AM on December 29, 2016


Debbie Reynolds --- self-described as an "old broad" --- was 84, and in poor health; still, this has to be a horrible week for her whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with them, as they would be for any family going through such a tough time.

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posted by easily confused at 5:18 AM on December 29, 2016


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posted by sharp pointy objects at 5:19 AM on December 29, 2016


If you want to honor Debbie Reynolds through a donation to a nonprofit, check out The Thalians, a Hollywood organization devoted to mental health causes. Their main beneficiary is Operation Mend, which works with vets who have PTSD.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:15 AM on December 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


This reminds me of my grandfather and uncle, who died within 24 hours of each other in November of 2000. They had both been in poor health so neither one was a surprise, but the timing was a shock to everyone. I feel for their family and friends.

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posted by TedW at 6:23 AM on December 29, 2016


It's incredibly sad, but also somewhat beautiful, that Debbie couldn't go on without Carrie. The remaining family, though, my heart really goes out to them.

I was just remarking this to my husband today. It's horrible because there are other family members left who must now mourn them both, but it's a little heartwarming to know that Debbie Reynolds doesn't have to go on without her daughter, and Carrie Fisher doesn't have to go on without her mother. Neither of them have to face a life without the other.

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posted by chainsofreedom at 6:29 AM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


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posted by joannemerriam at 7:04 AM on December 29, 2016


I'm really enjoying listening to her sing Charlotte's Web. It's breaking my heart! But also hugging me too. Dammit I'm crying again.

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posted by dog food sugar at 7:36 AM on December 29, 2016


A shitty year indeed, with all the stars and heroes we've lost, not to mention the political shitshow, and a rough one for me generally, but I did have a granddaughter born this year, so I will always cherish this year for that. So rest easy 2016, you weren't all bad, not by a long shot.
posted by e1c at 8:26 AM on December 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


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posted by haiku warrior at 10:52 AM on December 29, 2016


Charlotte: How very special are we
For just a moment to be
Part of life's eternal rhyme.
posted by kyrademon at 11:37 AM on December 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by Gelatin at 12:41 PM on December 29, 2016


I wonder how the ECT impacted this. May your impact in the mental health field include more understanding, compassion, and resources for those dealing with issues that are currently labelled as "mental health" issues (including social injustice, poverty, trauma; their side effects and "treatment" as a medical issue) but also inspire us to dig deeper into the causes of symptomologies that often reflect a multitude of different issues we can learn to address better then our world did for Carrie. Or Robin Williams... or...

Hey up there.... may your light shine on the true issues, awaken truth, justice, and understanding of what truly creates human health, physically, emotionally... spiritually. We are blind. Help us awaken.
posted by xarnop at 1:18 PM on December 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


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posted by angelchrys at 1:56 PM on December 29, 2016


Carrie Fisher presenting Debbie Reynolds' SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 3:32 PM on December 29, 2016


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Is this the rapture?
posted by Mental Wimp at 3:53 PM on December 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


A lot of people last night were telling their own family stories about people who somehow knew their loved ones' moments of death despite geographical distance and having no real way to know it was happening. Grandparents who sat up in a hospital on the opposite side of the city to were their spouse suddenly passed away saying, "She's calling, I have to go." I remember the strange emotional undertow reality blur on the way to the hospital when my mother died, an almost impossible urge to just fishtail my car off the side of the road, that I later found out was almost exactly the time she was called. I keep breaking down whenever I think about this; part of the power of that "I'll follow you into the dark" song is that I think we really do all have the choice to follow when a beloved one passes away. Sometimes that choice requires violence; sometimes you're old and ill enough that your body obeys. I didn't make that choice but respect Debbie for it. There were a few decades where I think Carrie struggled with her mother's behavior and didn't know if she really loved her; I hope she does now; I hope wherever they are, they're alright.

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posted by moonlight on vermont at 4:17 PM on December 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Gah
Wearing out a key on the computer this year:
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posted by Fibognocchi at 5:15 PM on December 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


After Carrie died, I said to Mr hippybear "I hope Debbie is doing okay. I'm sure she never expected her daughter to die before her."

And then this. Both a surprise and not really unexpected in some way.

She brightened up my life in so many ways, and this is so very sad, especially given the circumstances.
posted by hippybear at 11:49 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]




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