Actress Billie Lourd took to Instagram to empathize with those who lost loved ones to the pandemic while honoring late mother Carrie Fisher on the fourth anniversary of the Hollywood icon and the death of the Star Wars legend.
“I send my love and strength to everyone out there who is missing a loved one, whom they have lost,” Lourd wrote on Sunday. “Especially those of you who lost someone this crazy year. You’re not alone.”
Fisher died on December 27, 2016 after a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles. Fischer’s mother and Lourd’s grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died the next day of complications from a stroke.
This continues Lourd’s homages to her mother and grandmother. In 2019 she remembered Fisher with a song. She also “appeared” as Fischer’s legendary Princess / General Leia in a digitally altered scene in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that was filmed before Fischer’s death. She also played the granddaughter of Reynolds’ character in the recent Will & Grace reboot.
Additionally, Fisher’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill used social media to pay tribute to the actress and writer. He posted a screengrab with Star Wars credits entitled “#AlwaysWithUs” entitled “In Loving Memory of our Princess Carrie Fisher.”