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Carrie Fisher wanted Harrison Ford to sing at her Oscars memoriam

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Emmy Griffiths
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Carrie Fisher requested that her Star Wars cast mate Harrison Ford sing at her memoriam during an interview back in 2010.

While chatting with the podcast Rebel Force Radio, the Princess Leia star discussed her idea to have Harrison perform for her "death reel". She said: "I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing. It's just something I want. He's going to sing Melancholy Wookiee." The actress, who was known for her great sense of humour, then joked: "I don't think we're missing much," when she was asked if she had ever heard the Indiana Jones star sing. The host of the podcast Jimmy McInerney told ABC News that he would love to see Harrison fulfilling her request. He said: "That's what she's asking for. You can say she's being flippant and silly, but that's what she said she wants. We're looking to create a movement here."

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Carrie and her mother Debbie passed away in December

According to an Academy spokesperson, the 60-year-old and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died just one day after the star tragically passed away in December, will "most likely" be honoured during the Oscars ceremony. Carrie's brother Todd Fisher has also announced plans to pay tribute to his mother and sister at a public memorial, and wrote on his HPME site: "We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you…There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis, There are no tickets, it is first come, first seated. There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service."

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Todd has announced plans for a public memorial

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