Billie Lourd Speaks Out After the Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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Last week, young actress Billie Lourd’s final days of 2016 took a heartbreaking turn. Just after Christmas, Billie lost her mother, Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the iconic first trilogy of Star Wars. The day after, Billie suffered the death of Debbie Reynolds, her grandmother. On Monday, the actress finally broke her silence by sharing a sad but uplifting note on her personal Instagram account. "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," she wrote. "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." In the wake of the tragic news, Billie received an outpouring of compassion, both in celebrity reactions and words of love from her fellow Scream Queens castmembers. It seems she’ll carry that strength – and her mother’s and grandmother’s legacies – onward into 2017.

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