Daughter of Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd, has spoken about losing her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, for the first time since the pair died within one day of each other.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, best known for starring opposite Jean Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, died from a suspected stroke on the 28th December, just a day after Lourd’s mother and Reynold’s daughter, Carrie Fisher, 60, passed.
Carrie Fisher died in hospital after she suffered a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles from London on the 23rd December.
Since the deaths Lourd, 24, hasn’t spoken to the media or fans since their deaths until now. She posted a picture on Instagram of the three of them together when Lourd was a child. She wrote, “Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist.
“There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.”
Billie Lourd, an actress herself and stars in the US comedy-horror TV series Scream Queens, presented her grandmother with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in 2015. She, her mother, and grandmother were on the same stage at the same time.
In the same year, Lourd accepted another award on behalf of her grandmother, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards ceremony.
Todd Fisher, brother of Carrier and son of Reynolds said the two would be buried together in a joint funeral.
He said, “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie’, and then she was gone. My mother and my sister are together right now.”