Debbie Reynold’s son and Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher has confirmed to ABC News that the funerals for his mom and sister will happen together. Todd said that 15 minutes before his mom suffered a stroke on Wednesday, Debbie said that she missed Carrie and wanted to be with her. Debbie then followed Carrie into the afterlife just one day after Carrie died. They also lived next-door to each other in California. So a joint funeral seems fitting.
Todd Fisher says there isn’t currently a date or location for Debbie and Carrie’s funeral, but he’s working on the plans. Todd recently spoke to Good Morning America about how badly his mama missed his sister, and that he’s happy they’re together again.
“I don’t think she meant it quite like that but in 30 minutes she went to go see her again. I think she wanted to be with her. I’m not joking when I say she left to be with her and I’m happy about that. That’s the only thing I’m happy about.”
He also tweeted this sweet tribute to both of them.
This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting pic.twitter.com/AeIVGaGl9k
— Todd Fisher (@tafish) December 29, 2016
Before Debbie died, Todd told ABC that Billie Lourd would be making the decisions regarding her mother’s memorial service. So I’m sure she’s working with Uncle Todd on the planning of this joint funeral. Todd doesn’t say what Debbie and Carrie’s funeral will be like, but the most appropriate salute to both of them would be to have a huge party. It’s what Debbie deserves, and it’s definitely what Carrie would have wanted. I hope they include Carrie’s pooch Gary Fisher in the planning process. That sloppy tongue constantly hanging out of Gary’s mouth tells me he definitely knows something about having a good time.