For most of us, we will always remember Carrie Fisher for playing the whip-smart, cool-as-hell Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. However, Fisher's most significant contribution in life was using her celebrity and, more importantly, her own struggles with bipolar disorder, alcoholism, drug abuse, and body dismorphia to reduce the stigmas associated with mental illness and addiction. While most people in her position might feel ashamed and keep their struggles private, Fisher was always open and honest, embracing her struggles and wearing them as a badge of honor.
To treat her illnesses, Fisher took medication, went into rehab, and favored electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). But above all, she coped best when finding the humor in her struggles. That's why it seems fitting that Fisher provided us with one last laugh as her creamated remains were put inside an urn shaped like a giant Prozac pill.
"Carrie's favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill," her brother Todd — who was spotted carrying the urn — told ET after Friday's funeral for his mother, Debbie Reynolds. "She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie [Lourd] and I felt it was where she'd want to be." He added, "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."
After photos of the urn surfaced online, Eli Lily — the maker of the antidepressant Prozac — was asked to comment by its followers. "Carrie was a positive advocate for mental health treatment and awareness," the global pharmaceutical company tweeted. "We are grateful for her work to reduce stigma of this disease."
Carrie Fisher's urn is a giant Prozac pill. When I go just stuff all my ashes into a 12 oz Bud Light bottle. pic.twitter.com/2SLDmFi7jP— KFC (@KFCBarstool) January 7, 2017
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Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will air tonight at 8PM on HBO.