Carrie Fisher’s Ashes Held In Prozac Pill Urn For Defiant Mental Health Gag

Carrie Fisher, who died last month at the age of 60, was a seriously beloved actor and author, but she was also recognised as a wickedly funny voice for mental health advocacy. 

Now, it seems the candour and humour Fisher used to explain her bipolar disorder diagnosis continues to deliver, ’cause her ashes were placed in a giant mock Prozac pill and taken to her mother Debbie Reynolds’ memorial service.
In a photo that’s now rocketing around social media, Fisher’s brother Todd can be seen handling the pharma-urn at the service for their mother, who died one day after Carrie. It’s as quintessentially ‘Carrie Fisher’ an action as you’re likely to ever see:

Explaining the decision to encase Fisher’s ashes in a jumbo antidepressent shell, Todd explained “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago.

“A big pill. She loved it, and it was in her house, and [Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd] and I felt it was where she’d want to be.
“We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that. It was her favorite 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.”
What a woman and what a send-off.

Source: A.V. Club / Entertainment Weekly.
Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty.