HBO has released a heartfelt trailer for the documentary Bright Lights which spotlights the close relationship between mother Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher who both passed away last week. It came as a shock to both Carrie’s family and Star Wars fans around the world when Carrie suffered a major heart attack on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles just two days before Christmas. Carrie held on but tragically slipped away just four days later. The following day her mother, Debbie, suffered a stroke due to the overwhelming stress of losing Carrie. Debbie told her son, Todd Fisher: “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie”, according to TMZ.
The documentary shows just how close the two who lived next door to each other were as it focuses on how the family handled their fame as well as Carrie’s struggle with her manic depressive disorder.
Bright Lights airs this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity. At 83 years old, grand dame Debbie Reynolds (star of “Singing in the Rain,”) still performs a Las Vegas act, dressed in gold lamé. But performing takes its toll, and Debbie’s health suffers. This devastates her daughter, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, whose response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Carrie is helpless in the face of her mother’s determination that “the show must go on.”
This past Holiday was incredibly tragic for Billie Lourd after she lost not only her mother Carrie Fisher, due to a major heart attack, but also her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, just a day later from the overwhelming stress of losing Carrie. Billie has now taken to Instagram to thank fans for their support:
“❤👩👩👧❤ Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.”
Carrie passed away Tuesday morning after suffering a major heart attack on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles the previous Friday. Her mother Debbie, passed away the following afternoon after she reportedly suffered a stroke while discussing funeral plans for Carrie at her son Todd’s house in Beverly Hills.
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to Billie and her family at this unimaginably difficult time.
Debbie Reynolds, who became a Hollywood icon after her role in Singin’ in the Rain has tragically passed away at 84 years old just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, Variety reports.
Debbie was rushed to the hospital earlier this afternoon around 1 p.m. after she reportedly suffered a stroke while discussing funeral plans for Carrie at her son Todd’s house in Beverly Hills, CA. Debbie is survived by her son Todd and granddaughter Billie Lourd.
Just yesterday, Debbie posted on Facebook thanking fans for their thoughts and prayers for her daughter:
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother”
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to her family at this unimaginably difficult time.