Billie Lourd paid homage to her famous mother, Carrie Fisher, on what would have been the “Star Wars” actress’ 61st birthday Saturday with a throwback photo from her childhood and an emoji-filled message.
“Happy Birthday, Momby,” said the Instagram post that was accompanied by a picture of the mother-and-daughter stars wearing matching nightgowns when Billie was a little girl.
Fisher’s friends, family and a whole lot of “Star Wars” fans followed suit with tributes of their own.
“Happy Birthday Carrie Fish, I lovaly you Baba. I also miss you very much, Love Tafish. It seemed like only yesterday,” her little brother, Todd wrote on Facebook.
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) October 21, 2017
Remembering Carrie on her birthday today. ???? pic.twitter.com/cOwE3DRmFY
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 21, 2017
Always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aFJpxrLR9G
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2017
Today would've been Carrie Fisher's 61st Birthday, we miss you so much❤
An icon to so many of us, Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/IGxbB3FaLZ
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) October 21, 2017
Happy Birthday & Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher, may the force be with you! pic.twitter.com/sfXtmLr7SO
— ???? 50's And 60's ???? (@50sAnd60s) October 21, 2017
Fisher died on Dec. 27 last year after she suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Lourd’s grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died one day after Fisher passed at the age of 84.
In an interview with her “American Horror Story: Cult” costar, Sarah Paulson, for Town & Country, Lourd remembered Fisher as someone who always found “the funny” in life.
“If life’s not funny, then it’s just true — and that would be unacceptable,” Lourd said of her mother’s philosophy. “Even when she died, that was what got me through that whole thing. When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture her saying, ‘Well, she’s upstaging me once again, of course — she had to.'”