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Fisher, 60, was aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23 when she went into cardiac arrest. She died at UCLA Medical Center just four days later, on Dec. 27. Reynolds, 84, died the following day.
In the audio from the Dec. 23 call to 911, which was posted on TMZ, a United Airlines Operations staff member can be heard telling authorities that the 11-hour flight that Fisher was aboard was “making up time” in the air.
“We have one of our international flights coming in from London, it’s about 10 minutes out and it’s a medical emergency for a passenger,” the caller said, speculating that the flight would land in 10 minutes.
In the Dec. 28 call to 911 after Reynolds’ reported possible stroke – which was also published by TMZ – a man told the operator that the Singin’ in the Rain star’s son was by her side.
Later in the call, a nurse got on the phone to talk about Reynolds’ vitals, before ending the call because a doctor had arrived.
The mother and daughter – whose relationship is documented in this week’s PEOPLE cover story – will be buried together on Friday, a source previously confirmed to PEOPLE. Both film legends will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
For much more about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s lives, loves and unique bond, pick up this week’s issue of People, on newsstands Friday.
Fisher’s autopsy has been completed, but Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed to PEOPLE that the results have been placed on a security hold, explaining that the hold will prevent the coroner’s office from releasing information “from the autopsy or toxicology reports” to the public at this time.
Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, who directed the new HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and shared written memories exclusively with PEOPLE, revealed of the duo, “Carrie said, ‘The umbilical cord was never cut.’ They had what Carrie called ‘rampant empathy’ for each other. And it was contagious.”
“We started out making a film about Hollywood royalty, and we ended up making a film about love.“