It’s amazing that the legendary actress could even find humor in death. Carrie was laid to rest yesterday, and made quite the entrance when she was carried into Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Namely, her ashes were being carried by her brother in a giant Prozac pill that was converted into an urn.
Carrie’s brother, Todd Fisher, explained to Entertainment Tonight why her ashes were carried in an urn that looks like a giant Prozac pill. “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill. She loved it, and it was in her house, and [Carrie’s daughter] Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be. We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that. It was her favorite thing, and so that’s how you do it. And so they’re together, and they will be together here and in heaven, and we’re OK with that,” said Todd.
The giant Prozac pill is especially significant for Carrie, seeing as how she was very publicly open about her experiences with bipolar disorder. “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you,” the Hollywood legend once said in an interview.
The private memorial for Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was held in Beverly Hills. Todd Fisher noted that there is going to be a bigger service for the public, but that they first wanted to hold a private one just for the family. Carrie Fisher died on December 27, while her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day later.