Carrie Fisher's Urn Is Shaped Like A Prozac Pill, Making It Her Last, Best, & Most Morbid Joke — PHOTO
It would appear that Carrie Fisher got the last laugh. Based on a photo featured on The Hollywood Reporter, Fisher's final resting place is Prozac pill-shaped urn, which is indicative of her lifelong battle with bipolar disease, as well as her fantastically morbid and heartwarming sense of humor. The actor, who wanted to be remembered as "drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra," clearly wanted to make sure that she was laid to rest in a fashion truly befitting the legacy she left behind. Through the tears fans, friends, and family will no doubt shed for Fisher, her urn serves as a point of levity. She certainly got the last laugh; her final act is worthy of admiration and even a tip of the cap.
As you may know, Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016 after she suffered a massive cardiac event on a flight from London to Los Angeles days earlier. The Star Wars actor was then rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately ultimately succumbed. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, reportedly suffered a stroke in the hours following Fisher's death while planning her daughter's funeral. Reynolds died less than a day after Fisher.
According to THR, the funeral took place on Friday, while the joint memorial service for Fisher and Reynolds was held the previous day, on Thursday, Jan. 5. The service was attended by friends and family of both Reynolds and Fisher, including Meryl Streep and Ed Begley Jr. Photos of Fisher's pill-shaped urn, carried by Fisher's brother, Todd, were snapped during the memorial service courtesy of TMZ.
The Prozac pill, which is typically prescribed to treat depression, is emblematic of Fisher's battle with bipolar disease and her mental health advocacy. It would appear that Fisher never expressed a desire to be laid to rest in a Prozac pill-shaped urn; instead, it appears that her brother and daughter, Billie Lourd, chose it for her.
According to an interview on Blabber Buzz, Todd explained the urn and said,
Carrie's favorite 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 Billie [Lourd, Fisher's daughter] and I felt it was where she'd want to be. We couldn't find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that. It was her favorite thing, and so that's how you do it.
The urn is already causing widespread conversation and positive reactions among fans. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their praise for Fisher's resting place, deeming it "fitting" and "iconic."
As you can see above, even Cher shared her approval.
It may seem incongruous and even cruel to laugh during such an occasion as this one, but the photos of Fisher's urn prove that in the end, that's precisely what she wanted us all to do. If she was able to make one final joke about herself, then perhaps it's only right that we honor her with our laughter.