Public Invited to Memorial Service for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
A public memorial service to celebrate the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is to be held in March.
Carrie’s brother and Debbie’s son, Todd Fisher, has invited fans, friends and family members to the joint service set to take place at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on March 25.
Todd made the announcement on Friday, exactly one month after Star Wars movie icon Carrie passed away.
“We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you. The service will begin at 1:00 p.m., and immediately afterward, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so,” a statement on his website reads.
“There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come, first seated basis. There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service.”
Carrie suffered a cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23. She died four days later at the UCLA Medical Center, aged 60. Her 84-year-old Singin’ in the Rain star mother Debbie died one day later on December 28, after suffering a stroke.
The iconic actresses were laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on January 6, with Carrie’s ashes being buried in an urn shaped like the anti-depressant pill Prozac.
The public memorial announcement comes on the same day it was revealed Carrie wanted her Star Wars co-star, and former lover, Harrison Ford to sing during her tribute at the Oscars after she died.
ABC News unearthed an interview from 2010 with the actress, famous for playing Princess Leia in the sci-fi saga, where she joked about wanting to have Harrison perform during the emotionally charged ‘In Memoriam’ segment during the annual awards ceremony.
“I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing,” she told Star Wars podcast hosts Jimmy McInerney and Jason Swank. “It’s just something I want.”
And when asked what song she would like the Oscar-nominated star to sing, she was swift in her reply.
“Melancholy Wookie,” she laughed, poking fun at the famous Star Wars character Chewbacca.