Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher Remembered At Public Memorial Service


The memorial service, set for today at Forest Lawn, will be streamed live at, but Todd Fisher said Billie Lourd is unlikely to play a major role.

Fisher spoke lovingly about his sister and mother, who died in December, then introduced a video featuring movie clips and images of the family through the years. "They were strong, awesome women, and I'm so happy that (Reynolds') son did this for us so we can come and pay our respects", she said of Todd Fisher, who arranged the memorial.

The two-hour ceremony Saturday was a mix of music and dance spliced with some never-before-seen footage of the mother-daughter duo reflecting on their lives.

"And she really just said to me, 'You know, I know that was really hard on you losing your sister.' [And I said], 'I mean, Carrie was there holding my hand when I took my first steps".

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The family of the late Hollywood icons held a very touching public memorial yesterday, so fans can get one last chance to honor them.

There was also a costume from "Singin' in the Rain", the classic 1952 film in which Reynolds portrayed Kathy Selden.

Star Wars droid R2-D2 appeared on stage, where he was hugged by Todd.

Fisher died on December 27, four days after she went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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A day late, Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers in Hollywood musicals, suffered a stroke and died at the age of 84.

"The entire thing I'm calling a show, not a memorial. because my mother didn't like memorials and funerals", he told wellwishers, sharing anecdotes from the lives of the "two incredible women" that drew laughter and tears.

"It was a very peaceful exit that only my mother could have orchestrated", he said to booming laughter. "She would make you feel included in whatever you saw her in". Fisher died several days after falling ill on an global flight, and Reynolds died of a stroke. A family source told USA celebrity publication People that the memorial was "too soon" for the 24-year-old actress.

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Donning a black "Star Wars" cap, Parkhurst had patiently waited in line all morning, flipping through Fisher's most recent book, "The Princess Diarist". "She was everything to me". I knew Carrie for a short while. But after the loss of Carrie Fisher, she changed her mind.