LOS ANGELES — Stars and fans gathered Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths.

The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo was held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place. People were granted attendance at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and it was live-streamed on www.debbiereynolds.com beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific.

The ceremony featured music by James Blunt and “Star Wars” composer John Williams and displayed Hollywood memorabilia that Reynolds collected throughout her life. Fisher, 60, an actress and writer who starred as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Dec. 27 after suffering a medical emergency days earlier aboard a flight from London. Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated actress who shot to fame after starring in “Singin’ in the Rain” at age 19, died the next day after being briefly hospitalized.

“She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie,”‘ Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, said after his mother’s death. “And then she was gone.”

The back-to-back deaths of two prominent actresses were stunning, but they were made even more poignant by the women’s complex history. Fisher and Reynolds had a strained relationship that Fisher explored in her writing, but they later reconciled and became trusted confidantes brought closer by painful events in their lives.

– From news service reports