Billie Lourd Releases First Statement Since Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Passing

It's been an impossibly difficult two weeks for Billie Lourd. The young actress has lost her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, one day after another. She broke her silence today, posting to Instagram with a message of thanks to fans for their support.

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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," Lourd wrote. "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."

Those are her personal pet names for her grandmother and mother.

Lourd followed in the footsteps of her famous mother and grandmother, and began acting, appearing regularly on Scream Queens on FOX. She also had a small role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside her mother, Fisher. She'll reprise that role in Star Wars: Episode VIII when it hits screens December 15, 2017. Lourd recently spoke about having more time with her mother on the set of the sequel and an expanded role, two things she apprecited. It will most likely be Fisher's final turn on-screen.


After Carrie Fisher died following a heart attack, her bereft mother had a stroke the next day, also passing. Her final words were "I want to be with Carrie." The pair are also survived by Fisher's brother Todd. Carrie's beloved dog Gary will be cared for by Lourd.

(Photo: Billie Lourd Instagram)

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