Carrie Fisher’s cherished 4-year-old French bulldog Gary, whom the Star Wars actress credited with helping her cope with bipolar disorder, will be cared for by Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, it was reported early Wednesday.
Showbiz site TMZ says Lourd will take custody of the pampered pup, who was traveling in his own seat on the plane from London to Los Angeles when Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on Dec. 23.
Gary visited Fisher at UCLA Medical Center, were she passed away Tuesday.
Gary’s official Twitter account has posted a series of emotional messages to his “mommy” over the past few days. It is unclear who actually posts the messages on the account, named “Carrie Fisher’s Dog.” Gary has some 48,000 Twitter followers and 83,000 Instagram followers.
TMZ reports that Billie already has a French bulldog named Tina, who is “best friends” with Gary.
Carrie brought the dog with her almost everywhere she went, and Gary walked many a red carpet with her.
Gary was with Fisher at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in April. He was at a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.
The actress, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, said, “It was very loud, so he couldn’t go to sleep and he watched it, panting. So I think that’s a good review. The animal world will like it.”
Fisher once said: “Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me, and that calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me.”
Calling Fisher “an unabashed dog defender,” PETA, the animal-welfare organization, said in a statement: “She may be best remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia, but we fondly remember her for her devotion to her dog, Gary.”