Carrie Fisher was laid to rest in a private service alongside her mother Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was cremated per her wishes and her ashes were transported in a giant Prozac-shaped urn. Her brother Todd Fisher said of the urn:
“She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie [Carrie Fisher’s daughter] and I felt it was where she would want to be,” he said. “”I felt it was where she would want to be,”
The pill in the shape of the anti-depressant drug was chosen as the urn because it was one of Carrie’s “favorite possessions.” Prozac was a potent anti-depressant drug introduced in the US in 1988. Fisher was open about her struggles with drugs and mental illness. She wrote of her challenges in her books Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic.
Fisher died after suffering a heart attack late last month. She was 60. Her mother, Reynolds, died a day later at age 84.