Christmas is a time for sharing gifts, and spreading love to everyone around you. It is also the time when we draw close to celebrating the fast approaching New Year. While some of us traverse for miles across the ocean, or from the neighborhood around the way to be with our friends and relatives; there are others who did not get the chance to enjoy the festive season with their loved ones.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Billie Lourd, the only child of actress Carrie Fisher. The 24-year-old took to her social media account and penned a thank you note to everyone that had supported her family during their time of grief.

Billie Lourd: "thank you everyone"

Carrie Fisher's daughter wrote on Instagram thanking everyone who had prayed and offered their support to the grieving family as well as giving her the strength she needs to help her get through the rough time. Also stating that not even a million words could express how much she had already missed her dear mother and beloved grandmother. She ended her post by letting everyone knows she was very grateful for their love and continued support.

Lourd first lost her mother, Carrie Fisher on December 27th, 2016, who had died from a massive heart attack four days after being admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA hospital in Los Angeles, California. As reported earlier by various news outlets, Fisher was returning from London on December 23rd, when she disclosed to a close friend that she was experiencing severe pain in her chest area.

Fisher, who was met by medical doctors at the airport, and transported to UCLA did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead a few days later.

The news of the actress passing took the world by surprise, because her "Singing in the Rain" mother, Debbie Reynolds had taken to social media a day before and announced that the Star Wars actress condition was now stable.

However, her passing had left the famous actress distraught with the death of her only daughter.

A day after Carrie Fisher's death, her mother, Debbie Reynolds also died after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai medical center.

Funeral for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd and the only son of Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher are currently making funeral arrangements to have both mother and daughter lives celebrated at the same funeral service.

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