Carrie Fisher's Brother: Any Memorial Will Be Celebration of Life
"Carrie loves a good party," Todd Fisher said.
— -- Carrie Fisher's family is dealing with the sudden death of the pop culture icon at the age of 60 this week, but her brother, Todd Fisher, said he thinks any memorial will most likely be "a party" in her honor.
In a phone interview with KABC, Todd Fisher spoke about the aftermath of her death and about the outpouring of love from fans and friends.
"I don't think there's any way that anybody could have realized how many people loved her and respected her," he said of his sister, who is best known for her legendary role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars."
Fans' reactions to her loss is very "gratifying in that regard," he added.
Todd Fisher recalled moments growing up together that are extra special to him now.
"Carrie loved to give more than receive. At Christmas, she would never open her own presents, she would always run around ... and love to give the gifts," he said. "She just got the greatest joy of buying things and giving them to people she cared about."
He continued, "We've been close our whole lives, and it's a strange place to be looking at the world without her. We're a very tight family, as small as we are. My mother is very strong right now, and Billie, Carrie's daughter, is very strong ... We are all together now at this point."
While he said that "everybody is just a little in shock" because of the suddenness of his sister's passing, he added that any memorial for her will be a celebration of her life.
"It'll be up to her daughter, Billie, who is really left in charge of those particular aspects of Carrie," he said. "Carrie loves a good party, so, you know, I'm sure she'll want to throw a party for her."
He added of his sister, "She also left a lot of her with us. Her words will go on long after we have all left."