Fisher, Reynolds lauded at memorial service

It's been almost three months since the world lost two of the most iconic actresses in show business and on Saturday, March 25, fans can stream Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' joint memorial service for a chance to say one last goodbye and honor the lives of the beloved mother-daughter duo.

The lives of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and her actress mother Debbie Reynolds have been celebrated at a public memorial.

Jackson made the journey with her two young children and her mom, Crystal, who said Reynolds and Fisher's "mother-daughter bond" was similar to the relationship she has with her own daughter.

Speaking at the event Todd Fisher said his mother told him that she "wanted to be with Carrie" before she died, describing her death as a "beautiful exit".

There was a photo montage of Carrie's life too, with British singer James Blunt's massive 2005 hit You're lovely playing during it. James was a close friend of Carrie's and Fisher was godmother to James' son.

The celebration of their lives yesterday included a montage of photos and footage of the pair, accompanied by a score by Star Wars composer John Williams. "But this is the goodbye that we are sharing with friends and family and the public because they are connected to us".

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and a dance tribute courtesy of the Debbie Reynolds dance school are also on the bill.

At the end of the montage, a working R2D2 unit came on stage and mournfully beeped at a picture of Fisher and at an empty director's chair with Fisher's name on it.

Fisher and Reynolds are laid to rest next to each other at Forest Lawn.

In this January 25, 2015, file photo, Carrie Fisher, right, presents her mother Debbie Reynolds with the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Fisher, 60, died December 27, days after suffering a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. He recalled in a separate collage, "Then there was the time she promised if I went 1st-she'd heckle my funeral".

"She was more than just our princess, she was our ambassador", he said. "I'm here to let you go.' And it's powerful", Todd Fisher told "Entertainment Tonight" on Wednesday.

He also introduced Carrie's beloved pets including French bulldog Gary, who travelled the world with his famous mum, and is now being looked after by Carrie's daughter, "Scream Queens" star Billie Lourd.

  • Salvatore Jensen