Audio of Debbie Reynolds’ 911 call has been released
DEBBIE Reynolds' dying wish looks like being granted, with the Hollywood star set to be buried with her daughter Carrie Fisher.
TMZ reports family members have discussed a dual service as part of their funeral plans for the two entertainment icons.
There is talk of a small, private ceremony and then later a bigger memorial service.
A dual funeral would be a nice touch after Fisher's brother Todd Fisher revealed his mother's final words were: "I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie".
Todd Fisher and other relatives attended the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, a famous resting place for celebrities, to plan the funeral.
The news comes after the harrowing 911 call that led to emergency ambulances racing to the scene after Debbie Reynolds' collapsed was released.
Shortly after 1pm, a member of the family informed the emergency services with a call to 911 (audio above) to report a suspected stroke, The Mirror reported.
During the call, emergency medical teams in Beverly Hills are heard dispatching four vehicles in response to the incident, which is reported in the conversation as a stroke.
Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher's home when she fell ill. It's understood she had been discussing funeral plans for her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
Shortly after 1pm, a member of the family informed the emergency services with a call to 911 to report a suspected stroke. TMZ reported she was then taken to a local emergency room.
IT HAPPENED VERY GENTLY
Todd Fisher told ABC News in the US about his mother's final moments.
"She was very peaceful and quiet," Mr Fisher said. "It happened very gently."
On the morning of her death, she told him: "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," according to TMZ.
"She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken," Mr Fisher said.
Fisher posted an emotional tweet of his mother and sister in character.
"This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting," he wroter under a caricature of Fisher in dressed as Star Wars' character Princess Leia and Reynolds in Singin' In The Rain.
This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting pic.twitter.com/AeIVGaGl9k— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 29, 2016
MOVIE IN THE WORKS
The deaths of Fisher and Reynolds lend a special poignancy to an upcoming HBO film about their relationship.
The film, Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, is expected to premiere on the pay cable network sometime this year. HBO representatives did not respond to questions about whether the stars' deaths would change plans for the premiere, or whether the documentary would be changed to reflect what happened.
Although it hasn't been on television, Bright Lights was shown earlier this year at film festivals in New York and in France at Cannes. The filmmaking couple Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom of New York made it. A representative said they weren't available for interviews.
In appearances at the festivals, the filmmakers described the project as Fisher's initial idea. Her mother was about to give her final live performances in Las Vegas two years ago at age 82, and Fisher wanted to document them.
Bright Lights became an examination of the lives of two women, once estranged, who were living in their final years next door to each other in a compound in Beverly Hills, California. "Their loving interdependence seems unbreakable," the Hollywood Reporter wrote in a review.
Fisher was dealing with the mental illness that fueled some of her memorable writing through the years, and both women were dealing with the toll that increased frailty was taking on Reynolds. A key part of the film was about whether Reynolds would be well enough to accept a lifetime achievement award.
"The axis on which the film turned was their relationship and their love, even though show biz warps the best of people and warps the best of relationships and I'm sure to some degree they would agree it's warped their family," Bloom told The Los Angeles Times earlier this year.
"But at the center of it is love, and that's sort of undiminished." Fisher and the filmmakers said it was initially difficult for Reynolds to get used to the idea of a documentary on their lives. She was comfortable with cameras, but expected to have a script.
"The film is as disorderly in its structure as the messy family history it surveys," the Hollywood Reporter wrote in its review. "Time spent with these wonderful subjects makes that seem sweetly appropriate." The affection that the filmmakers have for their subjects "is quite contagious," the publication said.
Although HBO hasn't made clear when Bright Lights will air, the network said it is repeating its previous film about Fisher's life, "Wishful Drinking," Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. The Logo television network said that it will air a Friday night marathon of television episodes that featured Reynolds, including "Will & Grace," "Roseanne," RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Golden Girls."
FISHER'S DAUGHTER TO INHERIT HER FORTUNE
Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd is likely to inherit all of her actress mother's fortune and a big slice of her grandmother's, Debbie Reynolds.
Todd Fisher - who lost both his mother and sister within the space of 24 hours - says Billie can "have whatever she wants" from the Star Wars star's estate.
"We want her to have whatever she wants. Carrie wanted that," Todd, 58, told New York Daily News.
His comments come after 24-year-old Billie was spotted leaving her Santa Monica home alongside rumoured boyfriend Taylor Lautner following her mother's death.
Lautner was pictured helping his Scream Queens co-star carry bags on Thursday afternoon, not long before news of Debbie Reynolds' death broke.
DYING OF A BROKEN HEART?
While reported to be a stroke, Debbie Reynold's cause of death is still unknown.
Questions have been raised as to whether the Hollywood legend died of a broken heart after the tragic death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
The illness is also known as "broken heart syndrome" or "takotsubo cardiomyopathy".
"A real life broken heart can actually lead to cardiac consequences," the American Heart Association concluded in a study published this April.
"You can experience these things even if you have no history of heart disease."
DEBBIE'S SECRET MARRIAGE PAIN
It's been widely reported that the most difficult time in her life was her husband's affair with Elizabeth Taylor, but Debbie Reynold's said times got harder again.
The Singin' in the Rain star opened up about the secret pain she suffered during her second marriage during a chat to talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2011, according to The Mirror.
Reynolds, who was married to Harry Karl from 1960 to 1973, appeared alongside her daughter as she spoke openly about her relationship.
Oprah asks: "Is it true that at one point you were living in your car or out of your car? That doesn't make any sense to me. I heard that story."
Debbie explained: "Well that was after Harry Karl, my second husband - I have such good taste in men.
BILLIE COMFORTED BY TWILIGHT STAR
In a sweet Instagram post, Twilight star Taylor Lautner offer his support to Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billy Lourd, shortly after the star's death.
Thousands of social media users have also posted kind messages on Lourd's Instagram and Facebook page, offering their support.
Lourd is yet to speak about the deaths of her mother and grandmother, which occurred within a day of one another.
CARRIE LIVED IT UP IN FINAL DAYS
Carrie Fisher soaked up European culture as she toured the streets of Bruges, posting regular pictures on Twitter about her adventure.
Just days before her death, Fisher uploaded pictures to social media - from the 20th to the 23rd of December - from Bruges.
She was previously working in London as she filmed British sitcom Catastrophe, the comedy starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as a newly-married couple and new parents.
CARRIE BOUGHT NEW HOME IN LONDON BEFORE DEATH
Carrie had planned to move to a new home London before she died, buying a flat in Chelsea as a British base as she worked and spent time with friends, The Telegraph reports.
Sources told The Telegraph she had bought a small Chelsea property while travelling in the UK for a recent publicity tour, inviting friends to visit her once she was settled in the new year.
The star's main home was next door to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, with Fisher walking over a small hill whenever she was in the US.
DEBBIE 'WANTED TO BE WITH CARRIE'
Debbie Reynolds foreshadowed her own death just hours before a stroke claimed her life, revealing her desire to be reunited with her daughter.
Reynolds died on Thursday aged 84, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's death.
"She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken," Reynolds' son Todd Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his mother was taken by ambulance.
He said the stress of his sister's death on Tuesday "was too much" for Reynolds.
"She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie."
Reynolds died as a result of a stroke, TMZ reported.
According to the entertainment website Reynolds, who carved her own career as a Hollywood star in the 1950s, was at Todd Fisher's home in Beverly Hills when the incident occurred and emergency services were called.
"She said, 'I want to be with Carrie," her son said. "And then she was gone."
According to reports, Reynolds had already suffered several strokes this year.