During Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ joint memorial services, stars like Meryl Streep and Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, paid tribute through song.
Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds has touched the lives of many, not just their fans, but the people that they have worked with over the years a.k.a famous Hollywood celebrities. So their deaths last month (Fisher died on Dec. 27 and Reynolds died on Dec. 28) came as a great shock in Hollywood.
During the actresses’ joint memorial services on Thursday, Jan. 5, stars poured in to Fisher’s Beverly Hills home to pay their final tribute – through singing.
Fisher’s only child, Scream Queens actress, Billie Lourd, led the memorial services that involved singing.
“Billie wanted the people her mother loved to gather in that living room one last time,” a family friend told People. “All the tributes circled back to Billie and how much Carrie loved her.”
Guests were served the same food that Fisher dished our whenever she threw one of her parties – fried chicken, cornbread and collard greens.
“Debbie would sit in the corner, and everyone there would come up and pay homage,” the source said. “Even the biggest stars were starstruck by her. Carrie would walk around barefoot with a can of Coca-Cola, making sure everyone was having a good time, saying the funniest things you’ve ever heard.”
Present in the memorial services were Fisher’s ex-husband, Bryan Lourd, her borther Todd, half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Billie’s rumored boyfriend, Taylor Lautner was also there as well as 125 other guests including George Lucas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Tracey Ullman, Richard Dreyfuss and others.
Meryl Streep also gave a eulogy for the Star Wars actress and performed her favorite song, “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
“By the end,” the family friend said. “Everyone was singing.”
Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 on Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack while on a flight to Los Angeles. A day after, her mother, “Singing in the Rain” actress, Debbie Reynolds also died of a “severe stroke” at the age of 84.