LOS ANGELES—Carrie Fisher, who was laid to rest alongside her mother Debbie Reynolds Friday, was adored by family, friends and fans for her gallows humour and frank talk about her struggles with mental illness.
“Carrie’s favourite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago,” Todd Fisher said Friday as he left the private joint funeral at Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills for his mother and sister. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be,” he said.
They’ll have plenty of celebrity company at the sprawling, hillside cemetery just across the Los Angeles River from Warner Bros. and Disney studios, including Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Dick Van Patten, Liberace and Florence Henderson.
“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.
“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.”