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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial Features Onstage Cameo From R2-D2

Carrie Fisher was honored by a dear and old friend at a public celebration of her and her mother Debbie Reynolds ' lives, which was livestreamed Saturday.

Star Wars droid R2-D2 made a cameo appearance onstage alongside Carrie's brother and Debbie's son  Todd Fisher , who hosted the event at a reception hall at the Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where both actresses were laid to rest together at a private funeral in January.

"My mother didn't like memorials or funerals," Todd, 59, told the crowd Saturday. "She liked shows, parties...so this show was really time for you to be in our living room as if we were all a big family." 

R2D2, Carrie Fisher, Memorial

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Carrie, 60, and her 84-year-old veteran actress mom died within one day of each other last December.

"She said to me many times, 'I never want to go to my daughter's funeral,'" Todd recalled. "So she said, 'I would like to change my burial plans and I would like to buried with Carrie. I didn't know she was going to leave us the very next day."

R2D2, Todd Fisher, Memorial

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Home videos of a young Carrie with her family, as well as scenes of her as Princess Leia in four  Star Wars films, most recently  Star Wars: The Force Awakens , were screened at the event, as was footage of Debbie in her own movies.

Artifacts from the family's life, including Debbie's old Hollywood artifacts, which she famously collected, were also displayed at the entrance to the venue.

Two groups of dancers also performed, including one that tap-danced to Debbie's famous dance from Singin' in the Rain . The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles also performed "True Colors," made famous by Cyndi Lauper , in her honor and a song by  James Blunt written and performed for the pair played at the very end of the program. 

Dan Aykroyd , who was once engaged to Carrie and starred with her in The Blues Brothers , took the podium to deliver some sweet words about the star.

"Although Carrie and I did not get married, we had taken blood test in anticipation of maybe having a child," he said. "So what would the offspring of Princess Leia and Elwood Blues turn out like? Funny? Quick? Spiritual, haunted, pursued, talented, acerbic...deviant, manic, genius...in other words, we would've had Todd Fisher."

Ruta Lee , who worked closely with Debbie on launching her charity The Thalians , sang a few of her dear friend's favorite songs. Additional speakers included Margie Duncan , who runs Reynolds' world famous dance studio, other close family members and a former roommate of Carrie's, who compared living with the star to a "24-hour long, living musical."

Debbie Reynolds, Dog, Dwight

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E! News spoke with Todd Fisher about the widely-attended event, a coming together that Debbie would've wished for. 

He shared, "Well, we've already said goodbye in many ways but this is the goodbye that we are sharing with friends and family and the public because they are connected to

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