Carrie Fisher Cremated As Plans For Joint Funeral With Debbie Reynolds Are Finalized
Carrie Fisher has been cremated ahead her upcoming funeral service.
The “Star Wars” actress died on Dec. 27, four days after suffering a cardiac episode on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher’s mother, 84-year-old veteran actress Debbie Reynolds, died the following day on Dec. 28 after suffering a stroke while planning her daughter’s funeral.
According to TMZ, Fisher was cremated some time this week in accordance with her final wishes. While Fisher’s will stated that she wished to be cremated, her mother’s will specifically stated she wanted a traditional burial.
Despite differences in how the iconic mother-daughter duo wished to be laid to rest, the pair will be remembered together at a joint funeral service this week, where a portion of Fisher’s ashes will then be interred next to Reynolds’ coffin.
A private service is being held for the pair Thursday at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. A more public ceremony will be held at a later date.
Todd Fisher, who lost his mother and sister within hours of each other last week, said he chose Westwood Village as their final resting place after he spotted hummingbirds on the property.
“My mother loves hummingbirds,” he said. “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.”