- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds died just one day apart. Now they will be honored together at a private memorial service on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter said on Tuesday.

“The memorial event will be for family and close friends only,” reported THR, citing an unnamed source.

“I’m not sure what they’re calling it — a funeral or a wake — but it will be Thursday at the house,” the source told THR. Fisher and Reynolds lived next door to each other in Beverly Hills in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood, according to MansionGlobal.com.

“It will be exactly what they both wanted, to be together,” the source said.

Fisher and Reynolds will be buried Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, People magazine reported Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the funeral arrangements.



Shortly after her passing, fans of Fisher expressed their grief by setting up a makeshift memorial on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the “Star Wars” heroine does not, yet, have her own star.

Both Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher were inducted into the Walk of Fame in February 1960. Daughter Carrie was 3 years old at the time.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which manages and promotes the Walk of Fame, is accepting nominations for the Class of 2018 through May 31, 2017, and will make its decisions in June, according to the Walk’s website.

HBO’s documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Reynold’s son, Todd Fisher, wrote on her Facebook page: “If you want to understand my Mother and Sister’s relationship in their own words, this documentary says it all. Seeing the pain of fans and friends all over the world, HBO has decided to move the date from March to January 7th, partly because, I believe, they know it will help people feel closer to them. — Todd Fisher”

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