She said at the Screen Actors Guild Award while presenting her mother with a lifetime achievement award, "I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans who treated her like she was part of their family."
Still, the year before their demise, the two screen legends grew closer, and when Fisher died at the age of 60, from a heart attack on December 27th, sources reported Reynold's parting words to her son, Todd, she said, "I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie."
Just fifteen minutes later, Reynolds suffered a tragic stroke at the age of 84.
Let's pay tribute to this incredible and much-missed duo, head on to the story to see the compilation of photographs of mother and daughter throughout the years.
Pop singer Eddie Fisher and actor Debbie Reynolds were blessed with the baby girl on 21 October 1956.
"Who's more famous than Debbie and Eddie? He answered, C-3PO and Darth Vader."
Eddie Fisher was one of the most prominent and affluent pop artists of the 1950s; the couple divorced in 1959.
Debbie Reynolds left her house on Sept 9, 1958, with her 23-year-old daughter, Carrie Fisher to visit friends in Los Angeles, California. Husband Eddie Fisher and Miss Reynolds later revealed their separation.
They also had a son, Todd Fisher, born in Feb 1959.
"My mother would get up in the morning as my mother, and then she'd go into this big closet she had… she'd go in on this end as my mom, and she'd come out the other end as Debbie Reynolds. It was like a car wash for celebrities." quote from Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011