Beloved Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher suddenly passed away on December 27, 2016, and now we have the details on her public memorial service.
Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) suddenly passed away on December 27th of 2016, leaving fans worldwide searching for a way to honor their fallen princess. Fisher’s younger brother, Todd Fisher, recently announced details of the public memorial on his company website HMPE. The memorial will be a joint memorial service for Carrie and mother Debbie Reynolds, who passed away the day after her daughter, on December 28th.
The memorial service will start at 1:00 PM on March 25th at Forest Lawn Cemetary in the Hollywood Hills. The seats will be on a “first come first serve basis” according to Todd Fisher, who went on to say, “there will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service.”
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress Debbie Reynolds (L), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
After the memorial, people will be able to walk by the actresses’ final resting place, where Fisher rests next to her mother, Reynolds, in a Prozac capsule shaped urn. Todd Fisher and Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd said they felt the urn was “was where she’d want to be.”
Carrie Fisher will of course, also be featured in many of the “In Memoriam” segments at various award shows, most notably the Academy Awards. Additionally, in true Carrie Fisher fashion, in an interview given to the Rebel Force Radio podcast before her death, Fisher had a rather comedic request. Referring to long time Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, Fisher said “I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing.” And as for what song? “‘Melancholy Wookiee,’” she jokingly says.
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So will Harrison make good on the request? We will have to wait and see. It would certainly be an awesome moment and would pay perfect tribute to Fisher’s playful spirit. Fingers crossed.
H/T Rolling Stone