Reynolds died of a stroke at age 84 in 2016, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died at age 60.
Billie Lourd is remembering her famous mom and grandmom six years after their deaths. The 30-year-old actress recently shared a throwback black-and-white photo of her grandmother, the Oscar-nominated actress best known for her roles in Singin' in the Rain and Halloweentown. The movie star died of a stroke at age 84 on Dec. 28, 2016.
On Tuesday, Lourd also paid tribute to her mother Carrie Fisher, writing that it "feels like 2 [years ago] but also like 705 at the same time? And unlike most other years since she's died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life," Lourd wrote. Fisher died just one day before her mother at age 60 in 2016. This month, Lourd welcomed her second baby, daughter Jackson Joanne, with husband Austen Rydell on Dec. 12. The pair also share a 2-year-old son Kingston Fisher, reports PEOPLE.
"Giving birth to my daughter and watching my son meet her have been two of the most magical moments I have ever experienced. But with the magic of life tends to come the reality of grief." Lourd would have loved to have her mother around to spend time with her kids, but since she isn’t, she often shares stories about the famous Star Wars actress with them.
The American Horror Story actress continued, "My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn't here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest. That's the thing about grief. I wish my Momby were here, but she isn't. So all I can do is hold onto the magic harder, hug my kids a little tighter. Tell them a story about her. Share her favorite things with them. Tell them how much she would have loved them."
She concluded the tribute by telling her followers who are also "experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone. Don't ignore either. Life can be magical and griefy at the same time."
Carrie Fisher's death was determined by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office as a combination of factors that included sleep apnea. The disorder involves breathing to pause for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health. According to HuffPost, Fisher also had a history of drug addiction and a heart condition. Other factors included a buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office stated.
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