Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds remembered in public memorial
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 12:42
On Saturday, fans were able to pay their final respects to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, whose public memorial service was livestreamed in addition to serving as a public event.
Film producer Todd Fisher - the brother of Carrie Fisher and son of Reynolds - said earlier that following Fisher's death, Reynolds was distraught and told him, "I want to be with Carrie". "It was a handsome exit", he went on.
Singer James Blunt, another friend of Carrie's, performed his hit song "You're attractive", which Blunt said he wrote in her home.
Fans of Fisher and Reynolds have now had their chance to say goodbye to the pair, with a public memorial service being held in LA yesterday (March 25).
Reynolds suffered a stroke and died at 84 on December 28, a day after Carrie Fisher died at 60 of cardiac arrest.
Fisher, who led the cast of the original Star Wars trilogy with Hamill and Harrison Ford, died December 27 in Los Angeles.
A mournful R2D2, Leia's robot sidekick, made an appearance as well. Both Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are traveling, Todd Fisher told "ET" ("There's some big "Star Wars" stuff going on", he said) and can't attend.
An impromptu memorial created on a blank Hollywood Walk of Fame star by fans of the late actress and author Carrie Fisher, who does not have an official star on the world-famous promenade, is seen in Los Angeles, Dec. 28, 2016.
It took place at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles, the final resting place for Carrie and Debbie, 84, who died within two days of each other past year. Fisher also shared that his mother was not dramatic right after Carrie's death.
A private memorial was held for Fisher and Reynolds in January, with their joint funeral the following day. "When I found out she passed, it was like we lost a family member", said Liza Rios-Proprofsky, who was at the front of the line with her husband.
The Gay Men's Chorus of LA sang Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", and attendees watched as both Fisher's and Reynolds' lives flashed before them in photo montages. Carrie's parrot Archie, a gift from music business legend David Geffen was also in attendance.
Costumes and memorabilia from the careers of Debbie and Carrie were also on display.