Petition to File Probate for Carrie Fisher's Will Filed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In legal formalities needed for Carrie Fisher's 2016 will to be admitted to probate, her estate's executor filed court papers stating that the required number of witnesses saw the late ``Star Wars'' actress sign the instrument.

Corby McCoin and Caleb Taylor were both personal assistants of Fisher and were present when she penned her name on the will on Jan. 15, 2016, according to the two new filings. The signatures of McCoin and Taylor are just below Fisher's on the will, separated only by a paragraph in which they say they witnessed her sign the document.

McCoin has cared for Fisher's bulldog, Gary, since the actress died.

The executor, Dennis King, filed the new court papers Tuesday. On Aug. 8, he brought a petition for probate of the Fisher will, asking that the residue of the estate be made part of the Carrie Fisher Living Trust. King is the trustee of the trust and the instrument's beneficiary is Fisher's daughter, 25-year-old actress Billie Catherine Lourd. The Fisher estate is worth about $6.8 million.

Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in the ``Star Wars'' film series, died Dec. 27 at age 60, a day before the death of her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, at age 84.

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