Carrie Fisher's urn is shaped like a giant Prozac pill, like she would've wanted

Todd Fisher carrying his sister's ashes in a Prozac pill-shaped urn.
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Carrie Fisher's legacy as a mental health advocate and her fiercely ironic sense of humour were encapsulated in one final gesture: Her Prozac pill-shaped urn.

Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died a day apart last week, were memorialized Thursday at a private service in their adjacent Beverly Hills homes.

On Friday, paparazzi captured images of Fisher's brother Todd at Reynolds' burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles carrying what looked like a giant Prozac pill - which he later confirmed was his late sister's urn.

"Carrie's favourite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she brought many years ago. A big pill," Fisher told reporters, according to ET.

"She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she'd want to be."

ET also reported that Fisher had wished to be cremated, and that some of her ashes were buried with Reynolds on Friday.

"We couldn't find anything appropriate," Fisher continued.

"Carrie would like that," he added.

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60

  • Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday (Dec 27), her daughter said through a family spokesman.
  • Fisher, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, who died in 2010, had been in England shooting the third season of the British sitcom Catastrophe. She suffered a heart attack during a flight on Friday from London to Los Angeles. She was met by paramedics and rushed to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
  • Fisher started her showbiz life in 1989 hit film When Harry Met Sally, as a memorable supporting role. Summing up the showbiz legacy she expected to leave behind in her 2011 memoir "Shockaholic," Fisher wrote in self-deprecating style: "What you'll have of me after I journey to that great Death Star in the sky is an extremely accomplished daughter, a few books, and a picture of a stern-looking girl wearing some kind of metal bikini lounging on a giant drooling squid, behind a newscaster informing you of the passing of Princess Leia after a long battle with her head."
  • But her life was also mired at times in substance abuse, mental illness and tumultuous romances with other entertainment figures, all of which he laid bare in her books, interviews and a one-woman stage show titled "Wishful Drinking."
  • Fisher's friend and former Star Wars' co-star Mark Hamill said in a tweet: "No words. #Devastated"
  • Her death came a month after the actress and author made headlines by disclosing that she had a three-month love affair with her Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford (extreme right) 40 years ago.
  • "It was so intense," Fisher told People. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."
  • Shortly after news of her death was made public, her dog Gary, who has his own Twitter account, said goodbye: "Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher."
  • Fisher wrote her bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, about a drug-abusing actress forced to move back in with her mother. She later adapted the book into a film that starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

"It was her favourite thing, and so that's how you do it. And so they're together, and they will be together here and in heaven, and we're O.K. with that."

To be sure, Fisher was as cheeky in life about her own obituary as her family was about her final resting place: Fisher wrote in her book Wishful Drinking that she wanted her obit to read that she was "drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

Todd Fisher also told reporters that the family is planning a larger memorial service "down the road for the public and all the family friends," but did not give specifics.

Fisher died Dec. 27 at age 60, less than a week after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to LAX.

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