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Carrie Fisher's ashes were placed in her 'favourite possession', a giant Prozac pill

“We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that,” her brother Todd Fisher explained.

2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Los Angeles Source: Francis Specker/PA Wire

LATE LAST MONTH, film fans across the world mourned the death of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who passed away just one day later.

Fisher was beloved for her biting wit and even at her funeral she got to crack a joke, as her ashes were contained in a giant model of the anti-depressant Prozac.

The actress was very open about her battles with mental illness and addiction, writing about her rehabilitation in her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge.

She also spoke about her illness in a groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer in 2000, where she explained that her drug addiction was a result of 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.

2015 Governors Awards - Arrivals Source: AP/Press Association Images

Yesterday, Fisher and Reynolds were laid to rest in a joint funeral service - speaking to reporters afterwards, Todd Fisher revealed why they decided to place his sister’s ashes in this particular ‘urn’:

Carrie’s favourite 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 [Fisher's daughter] Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.

“We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that,” he added.

Iconic. Carrie and Debbie, we’ll miss you.

Debbie Reynolds death Source: PA Wire/PA Images

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