In the wake of the Weinstein fallout, there is one Hollywood voice that is sadly missed, that of Carrie Fisher. Carrie would probably have so much tea to spill right now they’d have to send snorkels out with the Oscar ballots. Carrie never did truck with no assholes, bullies or fools. She was not the one to be intimidated or let her voice be ignored, and seemed like the kind of person to stick up for others too. And according to her longtime friend Heather Ross, that is exactly the kind of person she was.
Carrie Fisher always seemed, to me at least, like she was the type of mom with a never-ending wealth of good advice. Sort of a learn-from-my-mistakes kind of thing, or just the result of living the equivalent of five normal lifetimes in her own life. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, recently spoke with her American Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson for Town & Country. And it turns out that yes, Carrie Fisher gave the kind of guidance you’d expect a legend like Carrie Fisher to give.
That picture of Gary Fisher gazing at his human soulmate was supposed to be a tiny bit of happiness in this field of sadness of a post, but looking at it has really brought the sads. Damn me for that.
J. Harvey posted over the weekend about how The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled that Carrie Fisher’s death happened because of a mixture of things including sleep apnea, atherosclerotic heart disease and possibly drugs that were taken before she died. Her death was ultimately ruled “undetermined.” We didn’t know exactly what drugs were in Carrie’s system at the time, but today, the full report was released to public eyes.
We’re still mourning the passing of Princess Leia (tn Carrie Fisher – one of the most delightful and witty actresses/authors/humans with whom the world had been gifted). I can’t pass an ornate gold and leather bikini and bondage collar w/chain without sighing deeply and sadly.
Carrie passed after suffering a heart attack on a plane in December of last year (aka “The Year Everyone Died“). The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has determined that her heart attack was caused by “sleep apnea” as well as other “unidentified factors,” according to People. The report also noted that she had “atherosclerotic heart disease” and that “drug use” was a factor. They’re not saying which drugs Carrie was taking but the report did note that “Fisher had taken multiple drugs prior to her death.”
There are a few things about the entertainment industry that I loathe even more than physical labor. For instance, the usage of the phrase “baby bump” (because body horror should never be cutesy) and the Koven. But what I really loathe, is when they use digital age trickery to resurrect a dead performer, just so the money train keeps rolling down the greed tracks. There’s NO need to prop a corpse up on stage with you via CGI.
Cover the song, pay homage to the character in the script, but let them rest in peace without making the public do a full-body cringe. It should have been a “one and done” idea with Natalie Cole and her pops, right?
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.