Following her death, Carrie Fisher’s beloved French bulldog, Gary, will be cared for by her daughter, Billie Lourd.
TMZ first reported on Wednesday that Gary — Fisher’s beloved red-carpet and travel companion, who was with Fisher on the plane when she suffered a major heart attack last week that eventually led to her death — will be placed in the 24-year-old Scream Queens actress’ care.
Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher
— Carrie Fisher’s Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 27, 2016
— Carrie Fisher’s Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 28, 2016
After making television appearances and being photographed on several red carpets while Fisher promoted Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, Gary quickly became an internet sensation, racking up almost 90,000 followers on Instagram and 50,000 followers on Twitter.
Gary was adopted as a service dog to assist Fisher with her bipolar disorder — a condition she was diagnosed with at age 24 and about which she has spoken openly. Following her death, PETA senior manager Andrew Bernstein applauded her relationship with Gary, writing, “She may be best remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia, but we fondly remember her for her devotion to her dog.”
The 4-year-old pup will join Lourd’s own French bulldog, Tina, under her care. The Frenchies are reportedly best friends.