A joint memorial service for Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher is reportedly planned by their family.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, died from a suspected stroke on December 28, while grieving for her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on December 27 at the age of 60.
Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to LA.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, told the New York Daily News a joint service was “likely”.
Debbie Reynold’s son said: “It’s what we want to do, but we’re still working on the mechanics.
“We like the idea, if it’s at all possible. I think it’s appropriate.”
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Todd Fisher has posted a cartoon depiction of his mother and sister together, reprising their most famous roles, alongside the caption: “This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting.”
He announced his mother’s death on December 28, revealing that her last words were: “I want to be with Carrie.”
Todd Fisher confirmed to ABC News that there is currently no date or location for the mother-daughter funeral, but plans are in process.
Bruce Bozzi, the stepfather to Carrie Fisher’s only child Billie Lourd, said he was “honored” to be part of the Fisher and Reynolds family, posting a graduation picture of the 24-year-old Scream Queens’ actress alongside her late mother and grandmother.
He wrote: “It’s an honor to be your stepfather.
“As Carrie said to me years ago <<I’m a good stepmother>> I promise I will always be & the strength of these women live so vibrantly in you.”
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher is in a critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack and being unresponsive for 10 minutes during a flight from London to Los Angeles, reports say.
Carrie Fisher, 60, is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga.
According to TMZ, passengers attempted to revive the actress with CPR and she was rushed to hospital when the plane landed after midday local time.
Carrie Fisher had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist.
The heart attack happened about 15 minutes before the plane landed in LA, TMZ reported. A medic who was traveling on the plane administered CPR.
A law enforcement official told NBC that Carrie Fisher’s condition was “not good”.
United Airlines issued a statement saying that Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles was met on the ground by medical personnel after the crew reported that a passenger was “unresponsive”, but did not name the passenger, Reuters reported.
Passengers on the plane have been tweeting about what they saw.
Fellow Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the saga, tweeted his thoughts and prayers for “everyone’s favorite princess”.
Carrie Fisher appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a sequel released in 2015.
The actress also appeared in other movies including The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally.
Carrie Fisher has written four novels and three memoirs and was previously married to the musician Paul Simon.
In her latest memoir, Carrie Fisher reveals that she and Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, had an affair during the filming of Star Wars when she was 19 years old, and he was 33 and married with two children.
Carrie Fisher is the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will feature in Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest film in the franchise.
Other actors confirmed are Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow, alongside relative newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars: Episode VII will start shooting at Pinewood Studios, near London, in May.
Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will also return as C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 respectively.
Director JJ Abrams said: “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again.
“We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
A picture of the new cast, with R2-D2 in a wooden crate, was posted on the official Star Wars site on Tuesday.
Star Wars Episode VII cast revealed
The new recruits include:
Max von Sydow
Adam Driver – he has been widely reported to be playing Star Wars‘ main antagonist.
Open auditions for two roles in the new films were held in the UK and Ireland last November.
They were for a “street smart and strong” orphaned girl in her late teens and a “smart capable” man in his late teens or early 20s.
It has not been confirmed whether the new cast came from the auditions, but none of them are complete unknowns and all have previous experience on screen.
No announcement has been made about the specific parts each of the cast members will play.
Episode VII will be the fifth Star Wars movie to be shot in the UK.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and mark Hamill became household names thanks to their roles in the originals – with Ford as smuggler and rogue Han Solo, Fisher as Princess Leia and Hamill as farmhand-turned-Jedi Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas on December 18, 2015.