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Star Wars fans were shocked when Princess Leia ac­tress Car­rie Fisher died late last year fol­low­ing a heart at­tack, aged just 60.

Sad­der still, her mother – 1950s Hol­ly­wood star Deb­bie Reynolds – also passed away just a day later fol­low­ing a stroke at her ranch in Cal­i­for­nia.

Mother and daugh­ter both had stel­lar ca­reers. High points for Deb­bie in­cluded star­ring in 1952’ s hit Sin­gin’ in the Rain along­side Gene Kelly, while Car­rie shot to fame as Princess Leia in the orig­i­nal Star Wars tril­ogy, and last year’s Rogue One.

Both women had trou­bled lives. Deb­bie’s hus­band and Car­rie’s fa­ther, Ed­die Fisher, left her for El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor, while Car­rie was bipo­lar and, de­spite her suc­cess as an au­thor and ac­tress, had a his­tory of drug de­pen­dency.

Mother and daugh­ter were es­tranged for more than 30 years but more re­cently be­came close, and Deb­bie’s 44- acre ranch in Cal­i­for­nia is where they caught up.

The prop­erty in­cludes the main house with its own theatre, li­brary and gym, plus a guest house, art stu­dio, barn and TV stu­dio.

Also for sale is Deb­bie’s dance stu­dio, which she hired out to many stars in­clud­ing Michael Jack­son, Madonna, Cher and Mariah Carey.

Both prop­er­ties, plus many per­sonal items be­long­ing to both women, are due to be auc­tioned in two lots dur­ing a three- day stint un­der the ham­mer start­ing on Oc­to­ber 7.

The two prop­er­ties are ex­pected to fetch be­tween $ 10m and £ 16 mil­lion.

More in­for­ma­tion from TopTenRealEs­tateDeals. com

Deb­bie Reynolds’ dance stu­dio, in­set, and for­mer home are for sale

Deb­bie with her fa­mous daugh­ter, Car­rie Fisher

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