Thoughts and prayers continue to pour in days after the world lost their favourite “Star Wars” princess, Carrie Fisher. And in recent news updates, it was confirmed that the actress’ memorial has been planned.
According to ET, citing a source close to Carrie Fisher’s family, a private memorial service has been planned for Thursday, 5th December. Earlier last week, Todd Fisher (Carrie Fisher’s brother) confirmed that he was planning a joint funeral for Carrie as well as their mother Debbie Reynolds, and that the actresses will be buried next to each other.
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He added that Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles will be their final resting place after hummingbirds descended on a particular spot.
Todd explained, “My mother loves hummingbirds, and had hummingbirds in her yard. We were going all over the place, and we got to this one place to look at this one thing, these hummingbirds came, and it was just like ‘fait accompli,’ as my mother would say.”
Carrie Fisher, who plays the iconic Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” film franchise, passed away last week after suffering a massive heart attack on a Los Angeles-bound flight. She was 60 years old. Barely 48 hours later, Carrie Fisher’s mother and celebrated Hollywood gem Debbie Reynolds, died from a suspected stroke at 84 years old.
“We’re broken-hearted, those of us that are left behind. We also are happy that they’re together. It’s horrible, it’s beautiful, it’s magical they are together, it’s beyond words, it’s beyond understanding,” Todd said.
A couple of hours ago, Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd finally broke her silence following the news of her mother and grandmother’s deaths. The 24-year-old “Scream Queens” starlet took to her Instagram to share a heartfelt message with her fans, thanking them for all their prayers and kind words.
Read her post in full below:
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❤👩👩👧❤ Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.
It is not known as of yet if there will be a second, larger public memorial for the actresses. More details to come.