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Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Hundreds of fans honour Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at joint memorial


Fans will bid farewell to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service on Saturday, three months after the actresses died. "My mother always said to me, 'I never want to go to my daughter's funeral service. It was a handsome exit", he went on.

Dancers from Debbie Reynolds' Dance Studio also performed a tribute to Singin' In The Rain, as well as a montage of the pair being shown to the tune of James Blunt's You're attractive.

Fisher emceed the event, which featured songs, dance routines, a speech from Dan Aykroyd and an appearance from Star Wars droid R2-D2.

Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

Todd Fisher organized Saturday's memorial to give fans an opportunity to honour his mother and sister. It also had this statement: "We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you".

For those fans who don't live in Southern California, the services will also be livestreamed on Debbie Reynolds's website.

Fisher was 60 when she went into cardiac arrest on December 23 aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Fisher discussed her mother's charitable work in a video clip, joking: "She sort of started what this town was going to need quite a bit of, which was treatment for the mentally ill". Here's how inseparable the mother and daughter were: Just before she died, Reynolds asked her son for "permission" to be with Carrie, he told E!

A group from The Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio performed, as did The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. "I'm here to let you know, I'm here to let you go".

Yes. It will be live-streamed on DebbieReynolds.com.

Meanwhile, USA Today reported that Todd Fisher had been more devastated by the death of Carrie than from his mother Reynolds. I [said], 'You're going to be OK, everything is under control'. She even returned in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as General Leia Organa. I knew Carrie for a short while. She was choking on a brussels sprout, he said before lamenting, only half jokingly, that he wasn't on the plane December 27 when Fisher had the heart attack that would kill her.

"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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