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Public Memorial To Take Place For Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

The tragic deaths of mother and daughter, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, shocked the world in December 2016, with the phenomenal actresses dying just one day apart from each other.

Fans and other celebrities from all over the world paid tribute to the mother-daughter duo, with Twitter feeds and other social media platforms being filled with heartwarming messages following the news of their passing.

A private joint ceremony was held for close friends and family of the famous duo on January 5, 2017, with attendees including daughter and granddaughter Billie Lourd. Yet there is now going to be a chance for the public to mourn together for both Reynolds and Fisher.

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A public memorial is due to be held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills – the same place in which the iconic actresses were buried at the beginning of the year – on March 25, 2017.

Seats at the service will be available on a first come, first served basis, but if fans aren’t able to get a seat in time, they can watch the ceremony from large screens placed outside the Freedom Theatre.

Debbie Reynolds’ son and Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd, explained in a statement:

We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you.

The statement continued,’the service will begin at 1pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come, first seated basis.’

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Fisher was best known for her legendary role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars series, as well as her work as a novelist.

She suffered a life-threatening heart attack whilst on a flight back to LA from London on December 27, 2016, but died less than a week later after not being able to pull through the damage the cardiac arrest had caused.

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Her mother, Singin’ In The Rain actress Debbie Reynolds, suffered a fatal stroke just one day after her daughter had passed.