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07th Jan 2017

Carrie Fisher’s ashes were carried in Prozac pill urn in a final display of her wonderful humour

"We couldn't find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that".

Paul Moore

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

Actress Carrie Fisher has been laid to rest alongside her mother Debbie Reynolds, with Fisher’s ashes carried to the funeral in a Prozac pill urn.

Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, has always been open and honest when discussing her various struggles with mental health.

In fact, during her very last published piece, Fisher penned a column in The Guardian giving advice to someone that’s living with bipolar disorder.

She said: ‘The truth is, I’ve never done what it sounds like you’re doing: balancing school, home and work. I left home and school. So as difficult as it seems like it can be, you’re ahead of the game.

‘You’re doing more than I did at your age, and that’s courageous. You can let it all fall down and feel defeated and hopeless and that you’re done. But you reached out to me – that took courage.

‘Now build on that. Move through those feelings and meet me on the other side. As your bipolar sister, I’ll be watching. Now get out there and show me and you what you can do.’

Regarding the Prozac pill urn, the drug is used to treat depression, which is a reference to Fisher’s own bipolar disorder and her work as a mental health advocate.

Fisher’s brother Todd told ET Online that “Carrie’s favourite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she brought 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 favourite thing, and so that’s how you do it. And so they’re together, and they will be together here and in heaven, and we’re OK with that.”

The world will miss Carrie Fisher.

Talented actress, esteemed writer, a champion of mental health and a woman with a remarkable sense of humour.  She won’t be forgotten.

RIP Princess.