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The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Memorial Service at The Forest Lawn on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were remembered with laughs at a public memorial service


Fans gathered at a public memorial service in Los Angeles Saturday to remember the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. 

The service at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Memorial Park comes three months after the mother-daughter duo died within 24 hours of one another. 

Saturday night's two-hour ceremony honored the actresses and their impact on the film industry. 

Opening Clip From "Carrie Fisher Memorial"

WATCH  | Here's a look at an opening clip from the memorial service

There were no finer people that I have ever known than my mother and sister.
Todd Fisher

Todd Fisher led the ceremony, which was meant to give fans an intimate look into the lives of his mother and sister through photos, videos and personal anecdotes. 

He added that he wanted the event to serve as a show rather than a memorial because his mother "hated memorials." 

And a show it was! Dancers from the Debbie Reynolds Studio performed a tribute to "Singin' In the Rain," the film which catapulted her to stardom at age 19. 

Then there was an ode Fisher's role in "Star Wars," which was followed by R2-D2 coming onto the stage and beeping next to a director's chair with the actress' name on it. 

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy died Dec. 27 from cardiac arrest. Her mother died the following day from a suspected stroke.

The Associated Press and WENN contributed to this report.

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