It is a bittersweet day for actress Billie Lourd as she honors her mother, Carrie Fisher, on the anniversary of her tragic death. The Star Wars alumpassed away on Dec. 27, 2016, at 60. This came four days after Fisher reportedly suffered a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles, California. Following the news of Fisher’s death, tragedy would strike the family a second time after her mother, actress, Debbie Reynolds, died of a stroke on Dec. 28, 2016.
In June 2017, CNN stated the medical examiner confirmed that Fisher’s cause of death was from “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes an individual to stop breathing. The publication also reported that the star had multiple drugs in her system, but it is unclear if it contributed to her death.