2016 was a rough year of losses in the Entertainment industry, which ended with the double gut-punch loss of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Hollywood’s magical mother-daughter duo passed within 24 hours of each other just after Christmas. Family, friends, and fans were stunned by the sudden loss of two of the most prominent icons of the 20th century. Due to the initial shock of losing both mother and daughter, the Fisher family kept memorial services private at the time. In the months since they have decided to give fans the chance to say their goodbyes.
Reynolds’s son and Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher has organized a public memorial service to be held tomorrow, March 25, 2017 at 1pm PST at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. For those fans who don’t live in Southern California, the services will also be livestreamed on Debbie Reynolds’s website. The memorial is free to the public, first come, first seat. The event is specifically designed for friends and fans to pay tribute to Reynolds and Fisher one last time. Additionally, those who attend the service in person will be able to buy a memorable pin imprinted with the dazzling fan art seen above which circulated online soon after their deaths. Todd Fisher described the artwork as the perfect lasting image of his mother and sister. Which is why proceeds from the limited edition pins will go to “The Thalians”, Hollywood’s charity group advocating for mental illness awareness and treatment, of which Reynolds was the President. Hear Todd Fisher talk more about why his family felt it was important for fans to pay tribute to his mother and sister during his exclusive interview with Access Hollywood Live.
For more information on the public memorial service, go to https://www.debbiereynolds.com/.