Fans gathered to say a final goodbye at the public memorial for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds on Saturday, Mar. 25.
Writing in the memorial programme, Mr Fisher and his wife Catherine said both actresses "lived every precious minute of their lives". Their friendship wasn't plastered all over magazines and they didn't flaunt their closeness on social media either, so how did James Blunt know Carrie Fisher and how far back does their bond go? "You're going to hate this movie".
Dancers from Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio also performed a tribute to Singin' In The Rain. She said, 'I want to be with Carrie'.
"They left nothing undone and nothing unsaid", they wrote. He surmised that if he and Fisher had a child, given their personalities, "it would be Todd Fisher".
"Some of the best celebrity interviews are on WebMD, " which may have been a reference to the interviews Fisher gave to the site about her struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. "I think Debbie would have liked that", Todd said afterward.
"I hope they know how much they are loved", Kenneth Parkhurst, 43, said. "She was very connected to her fans and felt they were a part of her, so we're opening it to the public".
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5 p.m.: Actress Ruta Lee sang I'll Be Seeing You in honor of Debbie and promised that the actresses' charitable legacy would live on.
Comedian Dan Aykroyd, who was engaged to Carrie before the couple split in 1980, had the crowd laughing too, when he shared a story about performing the Heimlich manoeuvre (to relieve choking) when she choked on a Brussels sprout. A scrolling list of charities reveals the two dozen causes she supported.
Home video of Fisher followed, and R2-D2 took the spotlight. A montage of Carrie's other film roles, including The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally, followed.
Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, was in attendance, as was her beloved therapy dog, Gary, along with Carrie and Todd's half-sisters, Joely and Tricia Fisher, and their mom, Connie Stevens (who was married to the late Eddie Fisher in the 1960s).
"She understood the value of classic Hollywood", he said. "She had the courage, well she had the balls to stand up and say 'hey, everything isn't always ideal.' I totally admired her for that".