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Stars mourn Fisher and Reynolds at memorial

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A star-studded memorial service has been held for Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

Fisher, who was known for playing Princess Leia in the film series, died on 27 December aged 60.

Her death came four days after she suffered a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis leaves the private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher January 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher, 60, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles December 23. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother, died December 28, 2016 of an apparent stroke Image Caption: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis seen leaving the memorial at Fisher’s last residence

Her mother, star of Singin’ In The Rain, died of a suspected stroke a day after Fisher’s death. She was 84.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 05: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow leaves the private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher January 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher, 60, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles December 23. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother, died December 28, 2016 of an apparent stroke Image Caption: Gwyneth Paltrow at the memorial a day before Fisher and Reynolds are buried

Among the 125 mourners at Fisher’s estate in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, were Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Meg Ryan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Courtney Love and British actors Stephen Fry and Eric Idle also attended.

Gary, Carrie Fisher's dog at a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher January 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher, 60, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles December 23. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother, died December 28, 2016 of an apparent stroke Image Caption: Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary watches as guests arrive at the Los Angeles house

A family friend told People magazine that Streep performed Fisher’s favourite song, Happy Days Are Here Again, during the service.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 05: Meryl Streep arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher January 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher, 60, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles December 23. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother, died December 28, 2016 of an apparent stroke Image Caption: Meryl Streep sang a song and gave a eulogy at the memorial

She also gave a eulogy, as did Fry, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd and British comedienne Tracey Ullman.

Fisher and her mother, who lived next door, will be buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.

Actor Ed Begley Jr. arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher January 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher, 60, died December 27, 2016 after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles December 23. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother, died December 28, 2016 of an apparent stroke Image Caption: Actor Ed Begley Jr is spotted arriving at the memorial

The sprawling location is the resting place of other celebrities including Lucille Ball, Florence Henderson, David Carradine and Bette Davis.

Broadway will dim its lights tonight in tribute to the pair.

Thanks to: Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News

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