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The world continues to mourn the loss of the brilliant and hilarious Carrie Fisher, who passed away on December 27, 2016 after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest. While Fisher’s fans and friends around the world continue to grieve for the Star Wars actor, the person hit hardest by Fisher’s death is undoubtedly her only child, actor Billie Lourd. On Monday night, Lourd remembered her mother in an emotional and touching video showing the 27-year-old singing on what would have been Fisher’s 63rd birthday.

Joined by two friends playing guitars, Lourd shows off her stunning voice on the cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” which she says was her mother’s favourite song. The actor captioned the video writing “Today would have been my Momby’s 63rd birthday. Not that I’m some kind of grief expert by any means, but on milestones (or whatever you want to call them) like this, I like to celebrate her by doing things that she loved to do.” Adding that she chose to record the video in Fisher’s favourite spot, her bathtub, Lourd says “I’ll probably have a pint of vanilla Haagen Dazs and a Coca Cola for dinner.”


The video has been met with an outpouring of praise and love from Hollywood, with Lily Collins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Billy Eichner, Andy Cohen, Keke Palmer, Dylan McDermott, Britt Robertson and more leaving touching comments on Lourd’s Instagram.

In addition to Lourd, Fisher was remembered this week by her fans and friends, including longtime co-star Mark Hamill, who posted a beautiful black and white throwback picture of the pair dancing.

 

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“Being happy isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you have.” #HBD

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Fisher and Hamill’s Star Wars co-star Billy Dee Williams also celebrated his late friend, sharing a picture of the pair on set, with the image dedicated to his ‘dear Carrie’ who was always a “force to be reckoned with.”

 

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My dear Carrie…thinking of you…..You sure were A Force to be Reckoned With♥️

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In a fitting tribute, Disney released the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Monday night, which quickly became the top trending video in the world on YouTube. The upcoming film marks what is likely the last appearance in the franchise for Fisher. The actor’s character Princess Leia/Captain Organa appears in the new film via archival footage, although Star Wars has previously brought late actors back to the screen using CGI, which is always a possibility for future films.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to be released on December 20, 2019.