Fans gathered to say a final goodbye at the public memorial for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds on Saturday, Mar. 25. The actresses, whose storied careers touched the world, passed in December 2016.
Personal friends of the beloved mother (Reynolds) and daughter (Fisher) like Dan Aykroyd, Kat Kramer, Connie Stevens, Ruta Lee, and Peter Asher were joined by R2-D2 himself.
Over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Fisher's daughter was originally set to attend, reportedly deciding to stay home at the last minute.
The ceremony felt less like a memorial and more like a celebration of the women's lives, with a live stream from Reynolds' site DebbieReynolds.com sharing the event's happenings for all those who couldn't be there in person.
After a color guard performance in honor of the "very patriotic" Reynolds, a video was played showing Fisher's birth certificate transforming into Princess Leia's. Home video of Fisher followed, and R2-D2 took the spotlight.
According to USA Today, the robot "beeped mournfully" until Fisher's brother Todd, who organized the event, joined him on stage, offering condolences.
Scenes from Reynolds' classic film Singin' in the Rain were played afterward, and Lee performed a heart-wrenching rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You" in honor of her friend.
Later, Aykroyd, who was engaged to Fisher for a short time, took the stage to speak about his friend and ex:
"We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives," he said.
Rounding out the event was singer James Blunt, who performed a brand new song in Fisher's honor:
"You left without saying goodbye," he crooned. "I'm here to let you know, I'm here to let you go."
Fisher was Blunt's son's godmother.
RIP Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.