Carrie Fisher’s Brother Brings Prozac Pill-Shaped Urn to Debbie Reynolds’ Funeral

Carrie Fisher's Brother Brings Prozac Urn

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Todd Fisher brought the cremated remains of his sister Carrie Fisher to the private memorial for their mother Debbie Reynolds on Friday in Los Angeles. The vessel for the ashes? An extra large Prozac pill doubling as an urn, showing that Carrie Fisher’s sense of humor about just about everything, including her mental illness, lives on.

“Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill,” Todd explained to Entertainment Tonight. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.”

Todd also shared how he and the rest of the family are doing in the wake of the two deaths.

“Everybody’s as settled as we can be, and we’re not going to go any further,” Todd told reporters. “We’ll have a bigger service down the road for the public and all the family friends, but this was a private family service and we’re — it was fitting and it was beautiful.”

The date for the memorial hasn’t been set, but Todd noted that there are still ways to commemorate the late actresses.

“We have so much of them that was left behind,” he added. “All of my sister’s words and all the movies, and all the things that they created. That’s what we need to remember.”

Fisher spent years as a mental health advocate and even battled mental illness herself. In her interviews and in books, Fisher worked to break the stigma around mental illness and divulged her bipolar disorder over a decade ago.

Some of Fisher’s remains were buried with her mother.

4 Comments

  1. Barbara Elder

    Barbara Elder says:

    January 8, 2017 at 5:27 am

    “Fisher spent years as a mental health advocate and even battled mental illness herself.” Even? Any journalist knows that word alters the meaning of the sentence. As though it’s hard to believe someone with bipolar disorder could have achieved so much, or hard to imagine someone so successful having mental illness. Carrie Fisher was a beacon for those of us living with bipolar disorder. Please honor her memory by learning about the illness, and editing with respect.

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  3. Gilda Tabarez

    Gilda Tabarez says:

    January 8, 2017 at 3:53 am

    I have great respect for both of these talented ladies. I sympathize with their close parent/child bond and admire their appreciation for and embodiment of the Golden Age of Hollywood. However, I think the Prozac pill urn was an inappropriate choice by her daughter and brother. Carrie Fisher was not her illness — she was much more than that. Being encapsulated in a pill for eternity makes it look like the drugs won. Her mother once joked about wanting to be stuffed like Trigger, and put on display, but that doesn’t mean she really wanted that for herself. She was just joking! As a comedienne, that was her job. Likewise with Carrie — she collected a lot of offbeat things, but when it came to her own personal style, she had good taste.

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  4. Phillip Ayling

    Phillip Ayling says:

    January 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    They were both hugely talented and special people of whom the Industry should be proud. Wishing peace and comfort to all the family and friends.

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