The family of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is planning a memorial service for the Hollywood stars who died a day apart, earlier this week, in Los Angeles.
Carrie Fisher’s brother and Debbie Reynolds son, Todd Fisher told Reuters that he caught a glimpse of hummingbirds which were regular visitors to the deceased Beverly home.
“That’s the way it was meant to be,” Todd Fisher, 58, told Reuters.
Fisher said he and other relatives were gathering this weekend to firm up funeral arrangements, including dates.
He said the family was planning two private events a joint memorial celebration and a burial of his mother and sister next to one another at Forest Lawn to be followed by some form of public commemoration of the two women.
Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers in such Hollywood musicals as “Singin’ in the Rain,” suffered a stroke and died on Wednesday at the age of 84.
Her daughter, Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, died a day earlier on Tuesday at 60, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from England, where she had been shooting the third season of a British television comedy.
Carrie and Todd Fisher were both born to Reynolds and the late singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage ended in scandal in 1959 after the crooner began an affair with actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Debbie Left To Be With Carrie
According to ABC News programme ,Todd in an interview on Friday on the “20/20,” talking about his mother’s burial, mentioned that “she didn’t die of a broken heart” rather “just left to be with Carrie.”
“It wasn’t that Reynolds was sitting around inconsolable, not at all,” her son recounted in excerpts from the interview published by ABC.
“She simply said that she didn’t get to see Carrie come back from London, and expressed how much she loved my sister,”
“She then said she really wanted to be with Carrie.” he added
“In those precise words, and within 15 minutes from that conversation she faded out, and within 30 minutes, she technically was gone.’’