At age 84, actress and singer Debbie Reynolds died, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher passed at the age of 60. And while both deaths were tragic, many people weren’t surprised that the mother and daughter died a day apart, as it proved how connected they truly were. And Debbie’s longtime friend Sue Cameron knows all about that.

Sue, the author of Hollywoods Secrets and Scandals, met Debbie when she interviewed her for her column at the Hollywood Reporter in the ’70s, but now she’s revealing that the Singin’ In The Rain star once had a premonition that her daughter would not be home for Christmas that year (2016). “I made it a point to go over every three weeks to see Debbie, and on that last day that I saw her, on Dec. 21, she told me she had had a vision the night before,” Sue tells People, adding “She called it an ‘experience with death.’” Sue goes on to explain that Debbie was in bed that night when she felt “death come over her,” as Debbie called it a “weighty cloudy.” “Oh all right, I guess this is it,” Sue recalls Debbie telling her, also saying that this “cloud” shifted to the left and remained there.

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“Debbie said, ‘I guess it wasn’t for me,’” Sue says, “but in hindsight, I realized the cloud settled over the exact spot where Carrie always sat on Debbie’s bed.” Sue does say that while Debbie was “not afraid of death,” there was one thing that worried her: her daughter. “She said ‘I don’t know what will happen to Carrie if I go and that is my only worry,’” reveals Sue. “The day Carrie got on the plane from London, Debbie told her assistant and caretaker … that she did not believe Carrie was coming home. She did not say ‘Carrie is going to die today,’ but she said ‘Carrie is not coming home.’ Somehow Debbie had a sense that Carrie was going to die. She knew it.”

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Eerie, but it doesn’t surprise Sue, who says that no one truly understood the bond between them. “I would almost call it pre-ordained,” adds Sue. “It was as if they had arrived here from another universe and they were supposed to play this out. They were bonded and almost locked together.”

Earlier this year, Debbie’s son Todd Fisher, and author of My Girls: A Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie said that after Carrie’s passing Debbie “willed herself” to die.”The common theory about Mom’s passing was that, after losing Carrie, Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart,” Todd wrote in an excerpt obtained by USA Today. “Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth — that’s simply not true. Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone.”