Billie Lourd Speaks on Loss of Mom, Grandma

Carrie Fisher's daughter thanks those who gave 'me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Carrie Fisher, left, and daughter Billie Lourd arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – One day, everything was chugging along for Billie Lourd. Then within the space of 36 hours, her mom, Carrie Fisher, died after a heart attack, and Lourd's grieving grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died after saying "I want to be with Carrie." It took the 24-year-old Lourd til Monday to speak publicly about her unimaginable losses, when she took to Instagram to pay tribute, reports Vanity Fair. "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." (2016 was so grim at one point that a guy made a move to protect Betty White.)

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