Carrie Fisher watching her mom, Debbie Reynolds, perform in 1963 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
No I did't know either one of them, but they had a huge impact on my life. I grew up watching all of Debbie's movies. Movies were a big thing in my house growing up. We went 2 or 3 times a week to see a movie when I was with my Grandma and uncle Richard. Then when ever they played her movies I was rivitted to the screen...Tammy and the Bachelor was a personal fav of mine.
This year has broken my heart.
"She said, 'I want to be with Carrie,'" [her son] told The Associated Press by phone from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Reynolds had just died after being rushed there earlier in the day. "And then she was gone."
In the wake of the news of Carrie Fisher's passing, we also lost Richard Adams today. Adams is best known for his classic children's book, Watership Down, published in 1972 (his first novel!). Readers might also remember the 1978 animated film version starring John Hurt. Richard Adams, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Prince, Ken Adam, Gene Wilder... It's like 2016 is trying to take the magic out of the world. Be strong, friends. We can't give in to the Dark Side.