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Gone Too Soon! Inside Carrie Fisher’s ‘Incredible’ Bond With Daughter Billie Lourd

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Dec. 27 2016, Published 5:10 p.m. ET

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Carrie Fisher passed away this morning, and she leaves behind her mother Debbie Reynolds, her beloved pup Gary, and perhaps most importantly, her only child, daughter Billie Catherine Lourd.

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In May of this year, Billie shared some sweet words about her mom, telling People magazine, “I’m always proud of my mother, she’s killing it right now. She’s incredible.”

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Billie’s father is talent agent, Bryan Lourd, whom Carrie dated for three years in the early 90’s.

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Billie had recently come into her own in the acting world and was making her mother proud at every turn.

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The young star landed a starring role on the hit Fox show, Scream Queens, in which she plays the memorable character Chanel #3, who’s full of a dry sense of humor reminiscent of Carrie’s own witty sarcasm.

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And in a special twist of fate, Billie had been able to appear alongside her mother in the Star Wars revival, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Billie called the experience “really trippy” and noted that her mother was “awesome” in it. “She’s great and she looks great,” Billie said.

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Billie released the following statement regarding her mother’s passing: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

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