Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Remembered in Public Memorial Service
Then the mood turned somber again when acclaimed male choir, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, performed Cyndi Lauper’s 1986 hit True Colors. The Movie Channel host Ben Mankiewicz highlighted Fisher’s fine-tuned “buls**t detector” and local teenage dancers performed a routine to “Singin’ in the Rain,” the iconic song from the 1952 musical of the same name, which made Reynolds famous. “I think Debbie would have liked that,” Todd Fisher noted. He also introduced Fisher’s beloved pets including French bulldog Gary, who traveled the world with his famous mom, and is now being looked after by Fisher’s daughter, Scream Queens star Billie Lourd. Lourd did not attend the service, though she had initially planned to. Fisher’s parrot Archie, a gift from music business legend David Geffen was also in attendance.
Then there was the time she promised if I went 1st-she’d heckle my funeral. Fiercely funny-I know she would also like us all to laugh today. pic.twitter.com/K2iQtA57W4— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 25, 2017
We Remember Them…— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 25, 2017
As long as we live, they too shall live.
For they are a part of us all. pic.twitter.com/D3obeK00PH