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Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher May Have A Joint Funeral

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Fisher and Reynolds arrive for Dame Elizabeth Taylor's 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton, Las Vegas, 2007. (Getty Images)
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Mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher may be honored via a joint funeral, according to TMZ. Sources connected to the family told the outlet they are contemplating a small, private ceremony, followed by a larger memorial service. Actress Debbie Reynolds was best known for her portrayal of Kathy Selden in the classic musical Singin' in the Rain. She died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke at her son Todd Fisher's home. She was 84. Her death came only a day after her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, died after suffering a heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX last Friday. Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise.

Todd Fisher told Variety that his heartbroken mother had, on the morning of her death, expressed a desire to be with his sister again. He told ABC, "I don't think [Reynolds] meant it quite like that, but in 30 minutes she went to go see [Carrie Fisher] again."

Fans have paid their respects to Fisher by creating a star for her on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and by holding lightsaber vigils in Downtown Disney and at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country on Wednesday night.