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28 December 2020 12:31

The family suffered a double tragedy that year as Carrie's mum Debbie Reynolds died just a day later.

Get a daily dose of showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with our free email newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd has told fans "you're not alone" in a poignant message four years after her mum's death. Billie, 28, was left devastated when the Star Wars actress died aged 60 on December 27 2016. She remembered her mother on the anniversary of her death yesterday by sharing a powerful message on her Instagram page. Actress Billie - who became a first-time mum this year - posted a picture of herself with Carrie walking a long a street, and wrote: "Sending my love and strength to everyone out there that's missing a loved one they've lost. "Especially those of you who have lost someone during this crazy year.

Carrie Fisher's daughter tells fans 'you're not alone' in poignant tribute to late mum

You're not alone." Carrie was returning home for Christmas after a press trip to London when she fell ill onboard the flight. After landing, she was rushed to hospital and spent four days in intensive care before passing away. The family suffered a double tragedy that year as Carrie's mum Debbie Reynolds died just a day later. The Singin' In The Rain star suffered a stroke while helping her son plan Carrie's funeral and died in hospital later that day. Carrie and Debbie were later remembered at a joint memorial service in Los Angeles in January 2017. (Image: AFP/Getty Images) (Image: FilmMagic) BIllie later opened up about the loss of her mum and grandma in an interview with Town & Country magazine. She said: "I've always kind of lived in their shadows, and now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own. "I love being my mother's daughter, and it's something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie. "She [Carrie] had such an incredible legacy and now I have to uphold that and make it evolve in my own way."