Saturday 24 June 2017

Meryl Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow among stars to attend memorial service for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Actress Meryl Streep arrives with flowers at a memorial service for Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
Actress Meryl Streep arrives with flowers at a memorial service for Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds. Photo: AP
Joely Fisher, the half-sister to Carrie Fisher, arrives and at a memorial service at the homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
Actor Ed Begley Jr. arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images
Singer Courtney Love arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher. Photo: Getty Images
Meryl Streep arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher in Beverly Hills. Photo: Getty Images
Los Angeles police officers and private security appear outside the homes of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
A private security guard talks to a driver arriving at the homes of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles. Photo: AP

Kerri-Ann Roper

Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan, Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Courtney Love are among the stars who paid tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at what is believed to be a private memorial service.

The service was held in a compound in Coldwater Canyon in Los Angeles, and other famous names who have been spotted include Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen Barkin and Ed Begley Jr.

Streep was pictured carrying a bunch of white roses as she entered the compound, which has security guards posted at two points - one appearing to be the entrance and the other an exit.

During the arrivals of the many people paying tribute to the mother and daughter, a fan walked up to the gate to lay a bunch of white roses outside the entrance.

The wooden doors of the entrance gate are emblazoned with quirky signs with slogans such as Beware Of Trains, No Swimsuits In Lobby and Public Telephone Within.

Star Wars actress Fisher, famous for her role as Princess Leia, died aged 60, a few days after suffering a medical emergency on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Actress Meg Ryan arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher. Photo: Getty Images
Actress Meg Ryan arrives for a private memorial at the former residence of actress Carrie Fisher. Photo: Getty Images

Her equally famous mother, Reynolds, who found fame with classics such as Singin' In The Rain, died a day later, aged 84.

According to celebrity website TMZ, Fisher and Reynolds will be buried together on Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood. Reports say a public memorial is believed to also be scheduled, but no details have been released.

Broadway will dim its lights on Friday night for one minute to pay tribute to Fisher and Reynolds.

Fisher's daughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, 24, commented for the first time a few days ago, posting a message on Instagram.

Alongside a photograph of her, her mother and grandmother, she wrote: "Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me."

According to TMZ, Fisher has been cremated ahead of the reported Friday burial, but there has been no confirmation of this from an official source.

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