So Sad — a Beloved Disney Channel Actress Suddenly Passes Away

By  | 

Our hearts are aching for Billie Lourd right now. Her mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away on Tuesday after having a heart attack while on a flight last Friday. The 24-year-old actress is obviously still mourning the loss of her mom, but now she has to deal with another great tragedy — Her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, has also died.

The 84-year-old star was rushed to the hospital yesterday after having a possible stroke. While she was initially said to be in “fair to serious,” she sadly passed away last night.

Debbie’s brother told TMZ that 15 minutes before she suffered the stroke she was planning her daughter’s funeral and said, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.”

Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie’s Halloweentown co-star, penned a beautiful letter about the woman’s impact on her life and the world.

“What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally? Debbie lived her life like all of us should, to the fullest. She was bold, funny, and had the biggest heart. Her sparkly smile warmed every room she was in, and her jokes about her amazing career and life would make your stomach hurt with laughter. Making people happy through her performing was her favorite thing to do, and she showed me at a young age what a gift it is to be able to do that for people. She was so talented and wise, which easily could have gone to her head, but instead she went out of her way to help others shine as brightly as they could. She’d try to move huge ladders on set just to help the crew, and looked out for every actor no matter the size their role. Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me. ‘Being normal is vastly overrated’ is a quote from Halloweentown, and how fitting it is that her character spoke it. Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit made her anything but normal. Thanks for the magic, Debbie. Rest in peace.”

There have been quite a few other shocking celebrity deaths this year: