Carrie Fisher's Half-Sisters Speak Out About the Hollywood Legend

Joely and Tricia Fisher, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, talk about the death of Carrie Fisher.
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his face. We begin with the power 68 interview with Carrie fisher's sisters. The two opening up about the final moments with Carrie. As homily wood gets ready to hon nor her. Chris Connelly sat down with them exclusively. Chris joins us you. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Actresses with sharp minds just like their late sibling. Joely and Tricia Lee fisher remember Carrie fisher. Her warmth and wit drew them close. I think everybody wants to say how sorry they are for what you both have had to go through the last few days. How are you doing? I have been having an out of body experience. The world lost Carrie and Debbie, of course, and princess Leia. We lost our hero. Our mirror. We had the coolest big sister in the world. She was a bad-ass, body, gun-toting princess. I mean who has that? Reporter: While joely and Tricia were raised by con Nooe Stevens, they shared a father, Eddie fisher. I remember seeing her in a 40-foot closeup and going, wow, that's my sister. On screen. That's actually how I really knew about her. Was "Star wars." Reporter: What did you know about her that maybe the rest of us did not? I think that she was -- more sensitive. She was secretly soft. She was extremely generous. You would walk in and she would just hand you something in her room. We laid on her floor one night and she said, I have these diaries. From "Star wars." And read them to me. That was a decade ago. I know she said she just found them. She's -- she wasn't telling the truth. She read those to me. So I feel like I got be in on the joke. A little bit. And that is important to me. Reporter: A final conversation. Via text, filled with talk of family and loved ones. I texted with Carrie the night before she got on the plane. And it was -- um -- it was sort of out of the blue. We talked about age. Because she was floored that she had just turned 60. We talked about our children. Our frail mothers. And promised to see her for Christmas. Reporter: After learning of her heart attack on the flight to L.A. From London, it was a promise these two sisters would keep. At Carrie's bedside in the hospital. There, with Carrie's 24-year-old daughter, Billie lourd. She was handling everything. She's -- she's -- an amazing -- Soulful. Amazing. Smart. Girl. Yeah. She was obviously, you know, rattled to her core. It was her mom. But she was handling it. Reporter: What did you want your sister to know as you sat in that room with her? I remember just -- holding her hand. And telling her that we were there. That we would make sure that her daughter was whole. Which she will be. And, I sat cwith Debbie. She said she was Prag for more time. She wanted more time. I knew that is if Carrie wasn't going to survive this, Debbie would not. You knew it. You could feel it. Cow could feel it in her tiny little beautiful body. You could see it in her face. She would not last without her on the planet. She wouldn't. And she didn't. Reporter: Debbie Reynolds would die a day after Carrie. That leaves joely and 2rish Ya in sisterly grief and sweet remembrance. I felt cooler and more interesting by being near her. I felt special by having her as a sister. It made me special. Reporter: When you want to conjure up the happiest memory you can of Carrie, what does it look like? It's more like getting to have her one on one. And not share her. That's what I -- that's what I think of and that's what I will miss. Is being able to just be with her. In her home. Or -- wherever. And have her to myself. Sorry. Reporter: Like the rest of us, these loving sisters so saddened that the singular voice of Carrie fisher has been stilled. But comforted that her performances and her writings will endure. Guys? Oh, what an incredible family. I'm glad you asked them both, Chris. We have been wondering how the whole family has been. It's still, though some time has passed, it's hard to believe. How is everybody out there in that area, that community, still dealing with this? Reporter: You know, Carrie fisher was such an inspiration for so many people. Especially women in the entertainment industry. Who found her as a role model and a powerful guide to succeed with your wit and sense out here. It's an incalculable loss. Wickedly, brilliantly funny. Just -- so humble at the same time. But just knew how to just deliver the laughs. She had the whole studio and myself cracking up. I could barely continue conducting the interview. So free. She is. Her dog, Gary, was by her side. He was funny. Now her two great loves, her daughter and her dog together. I saw it on social media. I got chills. We have to move on to the

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