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Carrie Fisher's beloved dog Gary greets guests at private memorial as Meryl Streep, George Lucas and Meg Ryan join mourners

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Carrie Fisher 's beloved French Bulldog Gary greeted guests as they arrived for the private memorial of the Stars Wars icon and her mother Debbie Reynolds on Thursday.

The adorable pooch was pictured at the gates as arrivals started to stream in for the intimate service at Debbie's home.

Carrie and her mother had lived next door to one another and were just separated by a small hill in the same Coldwater Canyon compound that the Star Wars actress would walk down every day to pay a visit.

Meryl Streep was pictured arriving to the event carrying white roses, she was reportedly asked to give the eulogy at a public memorial service while actors from the 'Star Wars' movies, including Mark Hamill, will also be invited to speak.


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While Hollywood star Meg Ryan gave a wave as she arrived this afternoon for the sombre occasion.

Star Wars creator George Lucas was also seen looking sombre as he left the ceremony. While Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd was seen embracing guests.

Joining Carrie's brother Todd Fisher, and daughter Billie were a host of other stars, including Billie's 'Scream Queens' co-star and rumoured boyfriend Taylor Lautner, Gwyneth Paltrow, actress Ellen Barkin, rocker Courtney Love and actor Ed Begley Jr.

Police were also pictured arriving at the gates of the compound, while security appeared to patrol the grounds throughout the afternoon.

As family and friends gather for the intimate service, it has been reported that the public memorial will also feature some of Debbie and Carrie's most famous movie costumes, including outfits from 'Singin' in the Rain' and clothes worn by Carrie as Princess Leia, on display.

Carrie died aged 60 on December 27th in hospital following a suspected heart attack and her 84-year-old mother passed away a day after her daughter after having a severe stroke.

The Star Wars actress was said to have already been cremated in keeping with her wishes.

However, Carrie's mother Debbie wanted to be buried and so the family will carry out the request of their late relative, with the star to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burbank, California , TMZ reports.

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Alongside her will be a small coffin, and it is said it will contain some of the ashes belonging to her daughter Carrie, who was just 60-years-old when she passed.

Since the pair's tragic deaths, only a day apart from each other, Carrie's half sibling Joely has penned a heartfelt tribute to the actress, who was arguably best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.

She wrote: "You all lost Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher; I lost my hero, my mentor, my mirror. My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together.

"There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks. My sister Tricia Leigh and I vow to be whatever our niece Billie needs us to be.

"We will pick up the saber, use the force ... whatever. We will honor these two magical people who have left the tribe in the way they lived, with grandeur and grace. I want them back but since I know that is not possible, I will soldier on.

"I have changed my shoes and will keep dancing to honor these magic people ... You can't "right" this s**t, but you can "write "it. And do I have a hell of a book in me."

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