During a screening of “Bright Lights,” the HBO documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher and his wife Catherine Hickland revealed new details about the upcoming public memorial for the two actresses. The iconic mother-daughter duo will be remembered on March 25 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, and fans will be able to attend.
“The public is invited because that’s how my mother would want it,” Fisher said on Wednesday. “She was very connected to her fans and felt they were a part of her, so we’re opening it to the public.”
Fisher and Hickland added that the “spectacular” event will be held at a 1,200-seat theater, and it will include a special tribute by musician James Blunt, who was a good friend of Carrie Fisher.
“He wrote a beautiful song to Carrie that will be released on the day of the memorial. We’re going to premiere the song,” Fisher said, warning that “it might rip your heart out.”
The memorial will be live-streamed and information about it will be posted on this website, which already informs fans:
We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you. The service will begin at 1:00 pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis. There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service.
Carrie Fisher was aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles in December when she went into cardiac arrest and died four days later at a hospital. Her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away the next day after suffering a stroke.