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Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Delayed

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The autopsy for recently deceased actor Carrie Fisher has been delayed, according to TMZ.

The celebrity news site reported that Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, was so distraught over the back-to-back deaths of her mother and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, that she handed autopsy decisions to her father, Bryan Lourd.

Bryan Lourd, the co-chairman of the Creative Artists Agency, was married to Fisher between 1991 and 1994, according to USA Today.

It's not clear why Fisher's autopsy is being delayed. But TMZ reported that families occasionally request no autopsy be done for religious reasons.

Fisher died on Dec. 27 at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She had been hospitalized for four days after she suffered a heart attack during a flight only minutes before the plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport, reported TMZ.

Fisher had been on an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles.

One day after Fisher's death, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, suffered a stroke and died.

Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, told Entertainment Tonight that his mother's last words were: “I want to be with Carrie.”

"She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her," Todd said. "She had been very strong the last several days. [There was] enormous stress on her, obviously. And this morning she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left."

“There is nothing harder than having to bury a child,” tweeted actor George Takei. “Debbie died of a broken heart, but she's with her daughter now.”

Sources: TMZ (2), Entertainment Tonight, USA Today, George Takei/Twitter / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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