The final week of 2016 has been a pretty rough one. As the year comes to a close, we saw pop singer George Michael pass away on Christmas Day. Additionally, Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher suffered an in-flight heart attack and eventually died in the hospital four days later. And even more shocking is that Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds suddenly died of a stroke the following day while arranging her daughter's funeral. The shock of this dual death has been rippling through Hollywood and beyond, and now we have more information regarding how the actresses will be buried.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will have a joint funeral, and will also be buried together. This news come to us from Carrie Fisher's brother Todd Fisher, who was generous enough to share the news with both actresses' massive fanbases. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, which is a major landmark in regards to the final resting place of classic Hollywood figures like Lucille Ball and Florence Henderson.
While Todd Fisher revealed the funeral plans to the public, the service itself will remain private. THR also reports that a public memorial may eventually take place, but no plans have been finalized. Additionally, the joint funeral does not yet have a date attached to it.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' passing has been both shocking and touching. After Fisher died four days after her heart attack, her mother has been reported as saying that she needed to "be with Carrie". Reynolds then suddenly suffered a stroke, dying just one day after her daughter.
The tragic passing of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds has resulted in the world suddenly thinking of Fisher's daughter, actress Billie Lourd. Lourd came into the limelight last year with her role as Chanel #3 in Scream Queens, which she reprised for the comedy's second season. Additionally, Lourd had a small role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Lieutenant Connix, alongside her mother's General Leia. Lourd will also reprise the role in the upcoming Episode VIII, which will prove to be Carrie Fisher's final installment in the franchise.
Concern for Billie Lourd's grieving occurred directly after Carrie Fisher passed away. Early reports revealed that Lourd would be adopting her mother's viral dog Gary, which delighted fans of the pooch. But then Debbie Reynolds joined her daughter, and we haven't heard much of an update from Lourd. Losing both her mother and grandmother is surely overwhelming, and our thoughts are with Billie Lourd during this extremely difficult time.