The loss of a child can be the most devistating thing to happen to a parent. The maternal bereavement effect of losing a child can cause death even for the parent due to extreme heart ache. This article looks at Debbie Reynold and the loss of her daughter, Carrie Fisher and the resulting death.
The article, The ‘Maternal Bereavement Effect’ Explains Why So Many Parents Die After Their Children, by Drake Baer, states,
“Tragedy doubled this week when Carrie Fisher died at age 60 following a heart attack, and then a day later, her 84-year-old mother Debbie Reynolds passed away after a stroke.”
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