Star Wars mainstay Carrie Fisher passed unexpectedly earlier this week. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, the very next day her mother and Hollywood star, Debbie Reynolds, also passed away.
As people process the significant loss of both women, people are sharing their thoughts, prayers and images.
In the last 48 hours one photograph in particular emerged showing an elementary aged Fisher watching her mother perform from backstage in admiration.
The black and white image has been making its social media rounds as a tribute to both and demonstrates the love shared between them.
— Jess Cagle (@MrJessCagle) December 29, 2016
“Every place her mother walked, she would walk after her,” Lawrence Schiller told People about Reynolds and of her 6-year-old protege. Schiller is the photographer of the iconic snapshot.
“I remember she just sat there for the whole performance,” he said in reference to the viral photo. “It wasn’t like she was there for two minutes then ran away or started to cry. She was just mesmerized by her mother.”
According to CBN’s Lorie Johnson, the heart-attack causing death of 60-year-old Fisher should be a wake up call to women all over the United States.
— CBN News (@CBNNews) December 30, 2016
The correspondent shared via social media that “The sudden and tragic death of actress Carrie Fisher is shedding light on what killer (sic) her: a heart attack.”
“Hopefully, her death will alert women to the disturbing reality that heart attacks sneak up on women more than men because our symptoms are often a lot more subtle, and can even masquerade as symptoms of our everyday hectic lives. That’s why every woman should know the symptoms and not overlook them.”
The most interesting point is that “women’s risk factors are different from men’s. Smoking is much worse for women than men. Mental stress and depression affect women’s hearts more than men’s and high blood pressure and obesity have a greater impact on women than on men.”
According to the American Hearth Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America and many symptoms like vomiting, uncomfortable pressure in the chest and shortness of breath are routinely ignored.
If a person is experiencing any of these symptoms or others pointed out by the American Heart Association should seek immediate help and call 9-1-1.