Remembered for her sharp wit and unflinching honesty about struggles with addiction and bipolar disorder, Carrie Fisher drew laughs even at her own funeral.
The ashes of the “Star Wars” icon were placed in an urn designed to look like a Prozac pill and buried Friday with her mother Debbie Reynolds at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher confirmed that, yes, it was exactly what it looked like. “It was a porcelain antique Prozac pill from the ’50s that was one of Carrie’s prized possessions,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “She loved it, and it was in her house,” he explained to Entertainment Tonight, “and Billie [Lourd, Fisher’s daughter] and I felt it was where she’d want to be.”
— Cher (@thecherness) January 6, 2017
The 60-year-old Fisher died Dec. 27, just four days after she suffered a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away Dec. 28 at age 84.
A celebrated author and Hollywood script doctor, Fisher was also a mental health advocate who spoke frankly about her experiences with drug addiction and mental illness, both in her books and in television appearances. She was honored last year with Harvard College’s Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism for her activism.