LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Debbie Reynolds died of an intracerebral hemorrhage, a ruptured blood vessel in her brain, according to her death certificate, which lists hypertension — also called high blood pressure — as a secondary cause, it was reported Monday, Jan. 9.
The legendary Hollywood star died Dec. 28 and was laid to rest along with her daughter, “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher, who passed away one day earlier at age 60.
Fisher, who gained fame playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise but also was an accomplished author and screenwriter, died four days after suffering cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
A day after Fisher’s death, Reynolds, 84, was at the home of her son, film producer Todd Fisher, helping to plan her daughter’s funeral when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance. She died that afternoon from what Todd Fisher had described as a stroke.
Todd Fisher told reporters that Reynolds “wanted to be with Carrie.”He said Reynolds was always caring for her daughter, and with Reynolds’ recent history of health problems, Carrie Fisher’s death was apparently just too much for her to handle.
The official cause of Reynolds’ death was first reported by TMZ, which obtained a copy of the actress’ death certificate.