The Golden Globes paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds with an emotional video montage of their best moments.
At the ceremony Fisher's brother Todd was seen carrying an urn shaped liked a giant prozac pill. The release date was moved up after 1950s Hollywood musical star Reynolds, 84, died of a stroke a day after her "Star Wars" actress daughter, 60, passed away following a heart attack on an worldwide flight.
Fisher's passing was swiftly followed by that of her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who suffered a fatal stroke one day later. Fisher was 60 years old, while Reynolds was 84. "Carrie would like that", Fisher added. The houses are crowded with oddities but one of the most charming, tiny details is the "Yes Dear" pillow that adorns a chair in Reynolds's living room.
Streep, who starred in the 1990 film adaptation of Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel Postcards From the Edge, sang Fisher's favourite song, Happy Days Are Here Again. From Fisher: an A-list childhood, Princess Leia, her drug use, a bipolar II diagnosis, and a second act as an acclaimed writer and humorist.
The two actresses will be buried alongside each other on Forest Lawn Cemetery in LA.Todd Fisher revealed that Billie Lourd, Fisher's child, chose the cemetery after a humming bird appeared during their visit as reported in US Magazine. "I decided to make it out of my house today to [honor] my girls", she Joely said, adding, "I'm gonna go celebrate the ladies".
She was an outspoken advocate for mental health and was past year honoured by Harvard University with a cultural humanism award.
Debbie's Fall: And just as Debbie allows herself to be vulnerable when speaking about Carrie's mental illness, Fisher lets her tough, amusing mask slip really only when talking about her mother's failing health.
"[Debbie] kept saying that she was, she wanted more time".
"Manic-depressive is a disease", Reynolds said.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds attend the press preview reception for her final Hollywood Motion Picture Collection Auction at Debbie Reynolds's Dance Studio on May 14, 2014 in North Hollywood, California.
Those days were some of the saddest in recent memory, and the Golden Globes took a minute to pay tribute to these wonderful women, and the lives which they led.
"They were such larger than life characters and they lived this incredibly big Hollywood story".