Billie Lourd Posts Tribute on 2nd Anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s Passing

Two years ago today, a shining light of the galaxy went out with the passing of Carrie Fisher. Using the term ‘actress’ doesn’t really cover everything she did- she was an author, a performer, a singer, and artist, a mother, daughter, friend, and above all, a person.

Her loss hit fans the world over hard, there was every possibility she’d bounce back from the sudden cardiac arrest that struck her while on a flight from London to LA. Even her mother, the late great Debbie Reynolds had posted a hopeful sentiment the day prior to Carrie’s passing. Reynolds herself passed only a day after Fisher’s passing, a double blow of unimaginable proportions for the family.

Actresses Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd
Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni – RTX1YP7W

But perhaps everyone’s sorrow pales in comparison to Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. The young actress has been nothing but welcoming to fans in their time of grief, and shares her feelings occasionally through various social medias. Much like her mother, Lourd’s honesty and openness while dealing with loss is something to be thankful for- its ok to still hurt, no matter what your loss.

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Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher, photo by Annie Leibovitz for “Star Wars”

In a beautiful and heartbreaking tribute to her Momby, Lourd posted a video at midnight last night of herself playing a piano that her grandfather Eddie Fisher gave her mother. She sings a song she says was one of her mother’s favorites and offers some thoughts on this anniversary:

It has been two years since my Momby’s death and I still don’t know what the “right” thing to do on a death anniversary is (I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about your loved ones). So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together – sing. This is the piano her father gave her and this was one of her favorite songs. And as the song says, we must “keep on moving”. I’ve found that what keeps me moving is doing things that make me happy, working hard on the things that I’m passionate about and surrounding myself with people I love and making them smile. I hope this encourages anyone feeling a little low or lost to “keep on moving”. As my Momby once said, “take your broken heart and turn it into art” – whatever that art may be for you. ❤️

 

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🎏🅾️®️ ♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱It has been two years since my Momby’s death and I still don’t know what the “right” thing to do on a death anniversary is (I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about your loved ones). So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together – sing. This is the piano her father gave her and this was one of her favorite songs. And as the song says, we must “keep on moving”. I’ve found that what keeps me moving is doing things that make me happy, working hard on the things that I’m passionate about and surrounding myself with people I love and making them smile. I hope this encourages anyone feeling a little low or lost to “keep on moving”. As my Momby once said, “take your broken heart and turn it into art” – whatever that art may be for you. ❤️

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute, Billie. Thank you for sharing your Momby with us, too.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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