Golden Globes Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds With Video Montage
The movie star mother-and-daughter duo died a day apart last month in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Fallon stopped the show to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday.
"This past year we lost so many legends and icons," said the Golden Globes host, "but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days, and it was a terrible loss that we all felt."
He then introduced a video montage dedicated to the movie star mother-and-daughter pair, which included clips from many of Fisher's and Renolds' memorable roles, including Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars and Reynolds in Singin' in the Rain. The montage also showed footage from the pair's HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
Fisher, 60, died Dec. 27 after suffering a medical emergency Dec. 23 aboard a flight from London. Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated actress who shot to fame after starring in Singin' in the Rain at age 19, passed away Dec. 28 after being briefly hospitalized.
"She said, 'I want to be with Carrie,' " Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, said of his mother. "And then she was gone."
Fisher took to Twitter shortly after the tribute to thank the awards show for "taking a moment and honoring my girls."
Later in the show, when presented the Cecil B. DeMille award, Meryl Streep, who starred in Fisher's Postcards From the Edge, ended her powerful acceptance speech with a nod to her late friend.
"As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, 'Take your broken heart, make it into art.' "
Friends and family members gathered at the next-door homes of Reynolds and Fisher in Los Angeles on Thursday for a private memorial. On Saturday night, HBO premiered Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The documentary featuring the mother-daughter duo originally was slated for a March premiere but was moved up following their passing.
The pair will be buried together at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Friday.