Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds remembered in private funeral

“We are truly devastated,” actor and Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens told the Southern California News Group of the loss of the two icons. He and his partner Alexis Bloom spent over a year working on a documentary about mom and daughter called “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.” The film was to have debuted on HBO later in the year, but following the deaths of Fisher and Reynolds the network moved up the premiere to this today at 8 p.m.“This is a universal story about mothers and daughters and families, whether they are Hollywood royalty living in Los Angeles or a family living in Toledo,” Stevens said by email.

“We’ll have a bigger service down the road for the public and all the family friends, but this was a private family service,” Todd Fisher said. “It was fitting and it was beautiful.”Other than Carrie Fisher’s cremation and unique urn, nearly no details were revealed about the ceremony, or about what form the two women’s graves took.• PHOTOS: Private memorial and funeral services for Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsOn Thursday, Hollywood luminaries including Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Holly Hunter attended a private memorial at the Beverly Hills compound where Fisher and Reynolds lived in neighboring houses.
“She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be,” he said. Todd Fisher, Carrie’s younger brother, carried his sister’s ashes in an urn fashioned from a ceramic Prozac container, a nod to her very open struggle with bipolar disorder.“Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago,” Todd Fisher said Friday as he left the private ceremony. In death, she couldn’t resist a final joke.The actress and author who died on Dec. In life, Carrie Fisher won accolades for her wit. 27 at age 60 entered her final resting place Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Hollywood Hills, in a joint funeral for her mother Debbie Reynolds, 84, who died the day after Fisher.

Todd Fisher said Friday he’ll remember his mother and sister most for their resilience, and said both reminded him of Reynold’s role in 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”“They were both Molly Browns of sorts,” Todd Fisher said. “It’s about a very strong woman. They were very, very strong women.”He added, “we have so much of them that was left behind, all my sister’s words, and all the movies and all the things they created, and that’s what we need to remember.”Now, the family plans a public memorial.