The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have caused sadness and shock for fans and friends alike. Not only were both women incredibly successful actresses in their own time, but they were mother and daughter, making the events even more tragic. This means that their families have a lot to mourn since the 24 hours that took them both.
Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, has been understandably silent since the deaths of her mother and grandmother. But today, the 24 year-old Scream Queens actress posted some love on Instagram. Sharing an old photo of the three, Lourd wrote her thanks for those who sent her support during this hard time, and reflected on how much she already misses her “Abadaba” and “Momby”:
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❤👩👩👧❤ 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.
On December 23rd, Fisher had been flying from London to Los Angeles when she suffered cardiac arrest just as the plane was about to land. After many days in intensive care, she passed away at age 60. She was best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, and has had many fans and other celebrities mourning her passing.
A day later, on December 28th, Reynolds was with her son, Todd Fisher, and planning her daughter’s funeral when she suddenly fell ill. After being taken to the emergency room in an ambulance, Reynolds died a few hours later due to a stroke. The Hollywood icon made her acting and singing debut in the famous 1950s musical, Singin’ in the Rain, and has been a prominent entertainer since.
Of course, both women had very successful careers in their own rights. But many details of their personal lives – such as Reynolds’ husband cheating on her with Elizabeth Taylor and Fisher’s struggle with drugs and mental health – have been re-emerging with the news coverage. But it means that Lourd has been getting lost as the legacies of her mother and grandmother are retold over and over again.
Lourd’s stepfather, however, made sure she knew he was thinking of her during this difficult time. Bruce Bozzi posted a photo to Instagram a few days ago with the three generations at Lourd’s NYU graduation with a heartfelt caption:
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@praisethelourd it's an honor to be your Stepfather. This day, your NYU grad day we had so much fun! Yankee Stadium your mom and I laughed our asses off, as she kept one fantastic line coming after the other – no less when we all fell asleep the night before in the smaller ceremony because it was so boring. Every time Carrie looked at me she said " how are you still awake"! Your grandmother with our sweet Ava was the kindest most loving. So…as Carrie said to me years ago " I'm a good stepmother" I promise I will always be & the strength of these women live so vibrantly in you. I've been lucky enough to see this for a decade! Many decades to come…..heaven just got a shit load more fun!!!! I love you @praisethelourd xo Bru Thursday 12/29/16
He assures her that “the strength of these women live so vibrantly in you,” something that we’re sure Lourd appreciates hearing. Todd Fisher, Lourd’s uncle, has also spoken out on her behalf to E! News. He said he can’t imagine what she must be going through, especially at such a young age.
Our thoughts and good vibes go out to Lourd, Bozzi and the rest of the family in this difficult time.