Very sad passings affect many around the world.

Updated January 15: Catherine Hickland posted a heartfelt tribute to her mother-in-law Debbie Reynolds and sister-in-law Carrie Fisher on her official website. She reflected on the long, deep talks shared with Debbie and how she told her, “Sometimes you just have to be a lion… and face things,” in regards to life’s many curveballs. Hickland went on to describe her wedding to Todd Fisher and how Carrie was her brother’s best man. “Carrie did what Carrie wanted and everyone understood that, so I didn’t think a thing of it when she smoked an e-cigarette throughout the entire ceremony.” She revealed another wedding moment where Carrie dropped the ring and how the guests reacted. Hickland closed out by reminding us all how life can change in a single moment. “Life is but a breath in the wind. Don’t waste it. Treasure it. Be grateful for it. Respect it. Live it.”

As Soaps.com reported on December 29, 2016, “One Life to Live” actress Catherine Hickland (Lindsay Rappaport, 1998 to 2012) took to social media to share in the entertainment industry’s grief surrounding the passing of her sister-in-law Carrie Fisher. The actress well-known for her role as “Star Wars’” Princess Leia passed away at the age of 60 on Tuesday December 27, 2016 two days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Sadly, the very next day, Wednesday December 28, 2016, Hickland’s husband Todd Fisher, who she married on December 22, 2012, confirmed the passing of his and Carrie’s mother Debbie Reynolds to CNN. “My mother passed away a short time ago. She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie.” She was 84.

Reynolds had taken to Facebook to thank fans for their support over her daughter’s death and stated, “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love, Carrie’s Mother.”

An American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian and humanitarian, Reynolds appeared in the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and was nominated for an Oscar for her part in 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” She starred in the “The Debbie Reynolds Show” from 1969 to 1970, played Sheila Evans/Doris Talbot on “The Love Boat” from 1980 to 1983, Bobbi Adler on “Will & Grace” from 1999 to 2006 and appeared in numerous other primetime roles. She voiced Lulu Pickles in “Rugrats” from 2000 to 2002 and Nana Possible in “Kim Possible” from 2003 to 2007 – just to name a few of her many, many credits.

Soaps.com sends Catherine Hickland, her husband Todd, the rest of Carrie Fisher’s and Debbie Reynolds’ family and friends our deepest condolences.

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