Debbie Reynolds reportedly tells son 'I want to be with Carrie' hours before her death

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On Wednesday evening, actress Debbie Reynolds, known for her long career in Hollywood, passed away. TMZ reported that Reynolds suffered a stroke Wednesday afternoon while planning funeral arrangements for her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher died 24 hours before her mother after suffering cardiac arrest on an airplane.

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According to TMZ, Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher claimed that his mother told him that she wanted to be with Carrie shortly before her death.

"I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," Reynolds reportedly told her son.

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Entertainment Tonight reported that Fisher told them his mother expressed missing Carrie Fisher before having a stroke.

"She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her and she had discussed some other things," he said. "She had been very strong the last several days. (There was) enormous stress on her, obviously, and this morning, she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left."

According TMZ, Reynolds had been in poor health for much of the year.

"Debbie actually had several strokes this year and was in failing health, and they believe Carrie's death was too much to bear," sources reportedly told TMZ.

Reynolds death sent shockwaves through Hollywood as entertainers and fans mourned the loss of one of the last members of the golden age of Hollywood.