Joely Fisher Pens Beautiful Tribute to Carrie Fisher


Another loved one of Carrie Fisher has spoken out on the actress’ stunning and very sad death. On Monday, Billie Lourd broke her silence, writing a message on Instagram in response to the many well wishes sent her way over the past several days.

“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,” wrote the only daughter of Fisher, adding:

“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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And now Joely Fisher has also penned an emotional tribute to the beloved Star Wars actress.

Carrie’s half-sister, Joely is best known for her role on the sitcom Last Man Standing.

 She’s the child of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens.

In a guest column this week for The Hollywood Reporter, Fisher opens up about her childhood, living near half-siblings, Carrie and Todd, in Malibu, California.

“We spent the better part of our childhoods as neighbors, our two families right next door,” Joely writes, also taking note of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie’s mom who died just one day after Fisher last week.

“I adored Mama Debbie – she was such a character. And I got another sister and a brother in the deal, right there on the beach.”

Joely then goes on to detail her close relationship with Carrie.

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“During our transcontinental chat before Carrie’s fateful flight from London to L.A., we promised we’d spend Christmas together. It’s a promise we kept, although not in a way either of us had anticipated.

“Throughout the holiday, I sat by her side in a hospital room filled with a cacophony of sounds made by the machines keeping her barely alive.

“Debbie, of course, was there as well. She told me that she’d been praying for my time.

“More time for Carrie, for herself and for Connie. I knew if those prayers weren’t answered, Debbie might very well join her daughter.”

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It remains shocking and heartbreaking:

Carrie suffered a heart attack on December 23 and died on December 27.

Reyolds, who reportedly told her son that she just wanted to “be with Carrie,” then passed away from a stroke a day later.

In her moving tribute, Joely also mentions Lourd, her niece, and what Carrie would want for her in her absence.

“She would have wanted us to celebrate her life, her words and for Billie to be whole,” Joely writes.

“In time she will be. She is smart and soulful and magic. My sister Tricia Leigh and I vow to be whatever our niece Billie needs us to be.”

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Joely concluded by hinting that she’ll write a book about her half-sister, adding:

You all lost Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher; I lost my hero, my mentor, my mirror. My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together.

There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks.

We will honor these two magical people who have left the tribe in the way they lived, with grandeur and grace. I will soldier on.

As you can see above, celebrities from all industries have come together in the wake of Carrie’s passing to send along their condolences, thoughts and prayers.

We continue to do the same.

We can’t believe both Carrie and Debbie are gone.

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