Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd pays touching musical tribute on her third death anniversary

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd pays touching musical tribute on her third death anniversary
Actors Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd (Getty Images)

On the heels of the release of the latest Star Wars movie 'The Rise of Skywalker', that had the posthumous appearance of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, comes her third death anniversary.

Her daughter, Billie Lourd, marked the sad occasion by sharing a video of herself in her late mother's bathtub where she sang John Prine's 'Angel from Montgomery'.

Fisher died on December 27, 2016. She was on a commercial flight on December 23, 2016, from London to Los Angeles when she suffered a medical emergency 15 minutes before the aircraft landed.

On the morning of December 27, after being in intensive care for four days, Fisher died at the age of 60 at the UCLA Medical Center.

Lourd titled her memorial Instagram post, with the video of her singing, as: "TakeYourBrokenHeartAndTurnItIntoArt Bathtub Sessions-Angel From Montgomery."

In a detailed caption, the 'American Horror Story' actress wrote: "You will lose someone you can't live without and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved."

"But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up." She added, "And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. – Anne Lamott"

Earlier, on Christmas Day, we had reported that the actress had shared a picture with three generations of the family with herself as a baby with her late mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, who died just one day after Fisher.

In the post, she wrote about grieving during the holidays. "Happy holidays! (But also sad/emotional/weird/stressful holidays!) Sending my love to everyone who has lost someone they loved and is missing them a little extra today. I see you."

"It's okay if everything ain’t all merry and bright. It can be a mix of all of it. And it’s all okay." She continued, "Feel all the feelings – the good and the not so good."

"Eat something delish they used to love. Put on one of their favorite songs. Tell a story about them. Cry about them. Call one of their friends you haven’t talked to in a while. Be kind and patient with yourself. Don't grieve in silence. You’re not alone."

Director JJ Abrams revealed that when he used old footage of Fisher, he had cut Lourd out of those scenes with her late mother, thinking it would be too painful for the young actress to see.

However, Lourd asked him to keep their scenes intact. "There are moments where they're talking; there are moments where they're touching," Abrams said.

"There are moments in this movie where Carrie is there, and I really do feel there is an element of the uncanny, spiritual, you know, classic Carrie, that it would have happened this way because somehow it worked," he added.

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