Billie Lourd Breaks Silence, Thanks Fans for Well Wishes


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Billie Lourd has spoken out for the first time since the death of her mother.And her grandmother. The child of Carrie Fisher, Lourd stunningly and tragically lost both loved ones over the course of 24 hours last week; first when Fisher passed away from a heart attack and then when Reynolds died from a stroke.

It was a shocking and heartbreaking turn of events.

Fans have been sending their condolences to Lourd ever since, wishing all the best to the Scream Queens 2 star in this impossibly challenging time period.

And now Lourd has acknowledges their messages.

“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 on Instagram.

She added: “There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my own and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.”

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As you can see below, Lourd included a photo of herself as a child with the post.

It also features younger versions of Fisher and Reynolds:

At 60 years old, Fisher, died unexpectedly on December 27, four days after suffering a heart attack on board an airplane.

Related topic: Joely Fisher Pens Beautiful Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Reynolds, her 84-year-old mother, proceeded to pass away the next day after suffering a reported stroke. According to Reynolds’ son, the veteran actress said she wanted to be “with Carrie” just prior to passing away.

The 24-year-old Lourd, whose father is Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd, appeared opposite her mother in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

She is not a household name, but all of Hollywood and everyone on Twitter has had Lourd in their thoughts and prayers in the days since these terrible events.

On December 12, Lourd appeared opposite Seth Meyers and talked about life as the daughter of an icon.

She told the talk show that that Fisher and Reynolds originally attempted to dissuade Billie from pursuing acting, yet were overwhelmingly proud of her accomplishments after she decided to take this path.

The young star even said at the time that Reynolds offered a suggestion for how Lourd should be referred to in Hollywood.

“She gets really upset when I get called ‘Carrie Fisher’s daughter,’” Lourd told Meyers.

“She wants people to call me ‘Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter.’ It’s very offensive to her. She does not like to be cut out — not at all.”

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Great stuff.

Also: sad, sad, sad stuff.

Over the past week or so, a great number of of Lourd’s Scream Queens costars have reached out via social media to send their support.

Here’s a look at what celebrities have said in the wake of Fisher’s death:

As previously reported, Fisher and Reynolds will be mourned at a joint funeral later this week.

We continue to send our condolences to Lourd and everyone else so closely touched by these tragic passings.

Related topic: Joely Fisher Pens Beautiful Tribute to Carrie Fisher

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