Plenty of Hollywood’s biggest stars turned out for Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds’ memorial service this week.
Star Wars actress Carrie sadly passed away on December 27, just days after suffering a heart attack on board a flight from London to LA, and in a heartbreaking twist of fate – her actress mother Debbie passed away the next day.
Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd, 24, arranged a private memorial service for her mum and grandmother on Thursday at the Beverly Hills home they shared.
As well as friends, family, and Carrie’s beloved dog Gary – guests included Star Wars creator George Lucas and Carrie’s Luke Skywalker co-star Mark Hamill.
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Major a-list actresses including Meryl Streep, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meg Ryan were also spotted, as well as comedians Stephen Fry, Tracy Ullman and Eric Idle.
A family friend told People, “Billie wanted the people her mother loved to gather in that living room one last time.”
“All the tributes circled back to Billie and how much Carrie loved her. The only things missing were Carrie and Debbie. Debbie would sit in the corner, and everyone there would come up and pay homage.
“Even the biggest stars were starstruck by her. Carrie would walk around barefoot with a can of Coca-Cola, making sure everyone was having a good time, saying the funniest things you’ve ever heard.”
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The service was full of love for the late mother and daughter, as Meryl Streep sang Happy Days Are Here Again – the song Carrie and Debbie performed as a duet on the Oprah Winfrey show back in 2011.
Billie also paid a moving tribute to her late mother, and Carrie’s close pal Stephen Fry, who had the Princess Leia star on his show QI several times, read a tribute
Carrie and Debbie were both laid to rest yesterday in a family plot at LA’s Forest Lawn Cemetery. Carrie’s ashes were carried in one of her most prized possessions – a giant Prozac pill.
The 60-year-old was cremated shortly after her death, and some of her ashes were buried with her mother. Carrie’s brother Todd said, “That’s the way it was meant to be.”