Here's Who Inherited Carrie Fisher's Money After She Died

Carrie Fisher, possibly best known as Princess Leia of "Star Wars" fame, was born into Hollywood royalty. Her mother was actress Debbie Reynolds. Her father was singer Eddie Fisher. Following in her famous parents' footsteps, Fisher began her showbiz career as a teen. According to Far Out Magazine, she had little success until 1977's "Star Wars," but the film ultimately made Fisher a pop culture icon and she would reprise her role as Princess Leia several times throughout her career. Fisher also starred in other iconic films such as "The Blues Brothers” and "When Harry Met Sally." 

Fisher, however, also suffered from mental illness and addiction. According to The Guardian, she was open about her battle with drugs and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Sadly, it may have even contributed to her death. On December 23, 2016, Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The 60-year-old was taken to the hospital upon landing, but she died four days later. Per NBC News, Reynolds died only one day after her daughter's death due to what Fisher's brother, Todd, believed to be heartbreak.

Carrie Fisher's estate went to her only child

Carrie Fisher was survived by her only daughter, Billie Lourd. Showbiz Cheatsheet reports that her father is talent agent Bryan Lourd, whom Fisher was in a relationship with from 1991 to 1994. Per The Guardian, a coroner's report ruled that Fisher had died as a result of sleep apnea and "other undefined factors." It was later found that she had cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy in her system (via the BBC). However, it's unknown if the drugs were a factor in her death. Despite this, her daughter, Lourd, made a public statement that said, "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it," (per Today).

According to People, Lourd was named beneficiary of Fisher's estate. Her assets included a multimillion-dollar home, several bank accounts, a life insurance policy, a Tesla, and several LLCs. Jewelry, collectibles, and artwork owned by Fisher also went to Lourd. In addition, she inherited the rights to her mother's likeness, public image, and more. Fisher was later cremated and her ashes placed in an oversized Prozac Pill-turned-urn that she'd had in her house for years. Her brother said it was her favorite possession, according to Rolling Stone.

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