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Carrie Fisher’s Daughter & Half-Sister Write Moving Tributes

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Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s 24-year-old daughter, recently opened up about her mother and grandmother’s deaths on social media. The Jewish actress posted a photo of her mom and grandmother and wrote a powerful caption on her Instagram this past Monday.

She took the time to thank fans for their support, explaining how it’s helped her cope with the tragedies:

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.”

❤👩‍👩‍👧❤ 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.

A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on

But this isn’t the only family tribute. Carrie Fisher‘s half-sister, Joely Fisher, also wrote her own letter about how much of a positive influence her sister was for her.

49-year-old actress Joely, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens, shared what it was like growing up with Carrie in The Hollywood Reporter. She wrote:

“We spent the better part of our childhoods as neighbors, our two families right next door. I adored Mama Debbie — she was such a character. And I got another sister and a brother in the deal, right there on the beach!

During our transcontinental chat before Carrie’s fateful flight from London to L.A., we promised we’d spend Christmas together. It’s a promise we kept, although not in a way either of us had anticipated. Throughout the holiday, I sat by her side in a hospital room filled with a cacophony of sounds made by the machines keeping her barely alive. Debbie, of course, was there as well. She told me that she’d been praying for my time. More time for Carrie, for herself and for Connie. I knew if those prayers weren’t answered, Debbie might very well join her daughter.

You all lost Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher; I lost my hero, my mentor, my mirror. My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together. There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks.”

The Jewish mom of three ended the letter saying how the best way to honor Reynolds and Fisher is to “soldier on”:

“We will honor these two magical people who have left the tribe in the way they lived, with grandeur and grace. I will soldier on.”

What she says is so true–however difficult it may be.

Here are some of my favorite of Billie Lourd’s Instagram posts with her mother and grandmother:

♏️🅾♏️🅱🌱
A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on

💖👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩💖 Happy Mother’s day to my #marvelousmomby, my #FABadaba & all the #magnificentmamas out there!!

A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on

🎉👩‍❤️‍👩🎉 happy birthday to my #abadaba (yes that’s what I call her hahah granny just wasn’t hip enough…) the most incredible grandma a gal could ask for

A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on

🙏🏼🌟🙏🏻 #prepremiereprayerhandpose #theforceawakens

A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on

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