Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds were laid to rest on Friday in Los Angeles, one day after they were honored at a private memorial service.
Debbie Reynolds’ family and close friends gathered together on Friday for the funeral of the legendary actress, just one day after Reynolds’ daughter Carrie Fisher’s private memorial service took place on Thursday.
The ceremony took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, not far from where Fisher, 60, and Reynolds, 84, lived next door to one another.
Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher, daughter Billie Lourd, and half-sisters Joely and Tricia Lee Fisher were in attendance, and Lee made a speech and performed an impromptu musical number at the gravesite.
Reynolds was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where she was buried along with some of Fisher’s ashes. The burial location is near the resting places of family friends Bette Davis and Liberace.
A source said that a public memorial for both Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds is being planned for months down the road. Among those expected to attend are Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Fisher’s ex-husband, singer Paul Simon, though details have not yet been finalized.
Reynolds died on Dec. 28 after suffering a stroke, just one day after her daughter died after going into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to L.A. Reynolds was 84 years old, while Fisher was 60.
On Thursday, Fisher’s memorial which took place at her home in Beverly Hills, California was attended by Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Courtney Love, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Barkin, as well as her beloved dog, Gary. Streep was among the first to arrive, carrying white flowers.
Streep also delivered a eulogy for Fisher and performed the actress’ favorite song, “Happy Days Are Here Again,” which had all the guests singing along.
Todd previously spoke during a press release about his mother’s state of mind during her final hours and said that she “missed” Fisher.
“She missed her daughter and wanted to very much be with her,” Todd said. “She had been very strong the last several days. There was an enormous stress on her, obviously. And the morning of her death she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left.”