Passing away just one heartbreaking day apart, actresses and mother-daughter duo Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds each left incomparable marks on their industry. Their legacies live on — performances in classics such as Fisher's When Harry Met Sally along with her iconic Star Wars lead, along with Reynolds' Singin' in the Rain and Three Little Words will remain cherished for endless decades. Perhaps, then, respect for these women's legacies should be taken into account before listening to the emergency calls placed on each of their behalf on Dec. 23 and Dec. 28, respectively. You shouldn't listen to Carrie Fisher's & Debbie Reynolds' 911 audio because to focus on their passing negates a respect for all that they worked towards in life; To resist listening to their 911 calls is honor them.
The calls themselves are relatively standard in their nature and provide little details not already shared. Without getting into detail, here's the basic gist: In Fisher's 911 call, a member of the United Airlines staff relayed the emergency, noting that the flight was roughly 10 minutes from a Los Angeles landing, with an "unresponsive" passenger in distress. The pilot reportedly hastened the plane's arrival, and, upon landing, Fisher was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. As for Reynolds' 911 call, the yet-to-be identified caller shared that Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, was with Reynolds at the time, and was taking care of her. The dispatcher inquired about various vitals, but the caller did not respond to these questions. The caller then put a nurse on the phone, who transferred the caller to a doctor before ending the conversation and hanging up.
At 60 years old, Fisher died of a heart attack and is survived by her daughter, Billie Lourd, as well as her beloved (and widely adored) French bulldog, Gary. Reynolds suffered a stroke at 84 years old, and is survived by her son, Todd.
Focusing on these saddening calls rather than the wonderful legacies that the two women led places a fascination on their deaths instead of their lives. Both Fisher and Reynolds worked tirelessly on their careers, making impacts that will be forever remembered, with more work to be released.
Instead, perhaps, fans should focus on happier news: Fisher will still appear in the next season of Catastrophe, a British comedic television series written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Both Fisher and Reynolds will also be featured in Bright Lights, an HBO documentary that illustrates the evolution of two's relationship.