Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds remembered

The One Show James Blunt said his late friend Carrie Fisher'went out with a bang

According to the Los Angeles Times, Hamill and Ford were not able to attend the memorial service, because they were traveling.

In keeping with the afternoon program's uplifting vibe, Todd also announced the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studios are going strong and will continue doing business; four girls from the studio performed a routine set to the Brian Setzer Orchestra's upbeat "The Dirty Boogie"; and there was tap-dancing galore.

Gavin de Becker, an author and lifelong friend of Fisher, recounted a trip to Paris when the pair stole hotel bathrobes and told the crowd how everyone in school had a crush on her. "On the piano in her bathroom, like we all have", Todd cracked afterward.

"None of these pets will ever go without what's best for them", said Fisher. He surmised that if he and Fisher had a child, given their personalities, "it would be Todd Fisher". Fisher struggled with addiction and mental illness, which she candidly described in books and interviews. "I think Debbie would have liked that", Todd said afterward. I said when I got up there, "Hey, just imagine we're all sitting in a living room and this is our family get-together saying goodbye to these two family members.' That's what I wanted this to feel like", he said.

5 p.m.: Actress Ruta Lee sang I'll Be Seeing You in honor of Debbie and promised that the actresses' charitable legacy would live on.

The former Saturday Night Live funnyman recalled a long-ago moment when he saved Fisher's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. A scrolling list of charities reveals the two dozen causes she supported.

At one point, a life-sized R2-D2 droid rolled on the stage - beeping mournfully - and Todd gave it a consoling hug. A montage of Carrie's other film roles, including The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally, followed.

The service was a celebration of Reynolds and Fisher's legacies both on and off the screen.

Noticeably missing from the joyous and often emotional memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery were Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd and the Star Wars actress' beloved French bulldog companion Gary.

"She understood the value of classic Hollywood", he said. "In fact, she had long conversations on the phone in my presence with Paul Simon, with whom she was attempting to reconcile", he said.

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