Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and the brother of Carrie Fisher, says his mother just wanted to be with her daughter, when she passed away just one day after her actress daughter.
“She went to be with Carrie. In fact, those were the last words that she spoke this morning,” he told E! News. “More specifically, she said that she really, she was under a lot of stress. … She held it together beautifully, obviously, for the last couple of days, but she was under a lot of emotion and stress from the loss [of Carrie] and it’s pretty much what triggered this event.”
Todd Fisher became a charismatic church leader shortly after sister, Carrie’s catapult to fame with the Star Wars franchise. He started his own church in his mother’s studio in the ’80s, but the congregation rapidly outgrew the space.
“We preach the truth, and if that means poking fun at some of the traditions—well, hey, that’s just part of it. Jesus spent his career exposing the Pharisees and Sadducees because they weren’t worshipping God, they were worshipping traditions. Those people are still with us today,” he told People in 1984.