by Nicholas Pendergast
Fans of the departed Princess of Alderaan can pay their respects on March 25th, when Forest Lawn Cemetary in Hollywood will hold a public memorial service for Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.
According to Reynolds son Todd, “We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you. The service will begin at 1pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so.”
Seats at the event will be limited to first come serve, but if you aren’t able to make it to the event you can watch on live stream.
Fisher’s ashes were buried in a Prozac pill urn beside her mother back in January with friends and family in attendance. This second celebration will offer her fans the chance to celebrate Carrie’s life and the contributions she made to pop culture.
Carrie passed away four days after a heart attack on a flight into LAX from Europe. She was on tour promoting her book The Princess Diarist, which includes frank revelations about her life and the happenings on the set of Star Wars.
Fisher was awarded Harvard College’s Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism in 2016.
Carrie’s constant companion and dog friend Gary will be in attendance at the memorial event, as well as daughter Billie Lourd. Billie is not expected to make any speeches at this time.
The memorial will include a photo montage with background music by James Blunt, a dance performance by Debbie Reynold’s dance troupe, and singing from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.