Billie Lourd Shares Thoughts On Grieving Her Mother, Carrie Fisher, On Five-Year Anniversary
Actress Billie Lourd, daughter of Carrie Fisher, posted on Instagram to commemorate the five-year anniversary of her mother’s passing.
Lourd, 29, shared a photo of herself as a young girl posing with her mother. In her caption, she opened up about her grieving process in the wake of losing Fisher.
“People always ask me what stage of grief I’m in,” she began the message. “And my answer is never simple. I’m in a different stage of grief in each moment of every day.”
She went on to explain the various emotions that she experiences as manifestations of her grief. “My grief is a multi-course meal with many complicated ingredients. An amuse-bouche of bargaining followed by an anger appetizer with a side of depression, acceptance for the entree and of course a little denial for dessert.”
Lourd expressed that this manifestation of grief is valid, adding, “And that’s how grief should be—all things all at once.” However, she quickly clarified, “Actually there is no ‘should’ in grief—grief just is whatever it is for you and that is how it ‘should be.'”
She concluded by telling her audience, “Sending my love to anyone out there who needs it.”
Fisher rose to fame when she starred as Princess Leia, the heroine of the iconic Star Wars franchise. She died of a heart attack on Dec. 27, 2016, at age 60. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died at 84 the following day.
Lourd was not the only one who posted on social media to honor the passing of Fisher. Mark Hamill, Fisher’s Star Wars co-star and personal friend, also posted about the late actress.
Hamill shared an image that celebrated Fisher’s role in their film franchise. The image displays the words that Star Wars‘ film credits showed when she passed. They read, “In Loving Memory of our Princess Carrie Fisher.”
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