And now, the Hollywood icons were given a fitting tribute, in song and dance, on Saturday. According to The Hollywood Reporter , more than 1, fans and loved ones gathered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles for a public memorial service to honor the two actresses. Celebrities like Dan Aykroyd who was once engaged to Fisher spoke at the event, and R2-D2 even made an appearance, mournfully rolling up to the empty chair of Fisher, his Star Wars costar. The Gay Men's Chorus performed a stirring rendition of "True Colors," while images of the two of them played in the background. Some fans waited in line for hours for the event, and others traveled there from outside the country.
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Carrie Fisher , the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and her unflinching self-honesty that contrasted with the artifice of Hollywood celebrity, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Her death came days after she was reported to have suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last Friday. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.
One rainy day, while I walked toward the Metro in D. Reynolds died a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, 60, herself an icon, succumbed to a heart attack on Dec. Though they were from different generations and had different styles, Reynolds and Fisher each exuded seemingly boundless energy, talent, and a determination to keep working at their craft no matter what was happening in their personal lives.