But now, the filmmaker is giving himself a chance to mourn.
On Thursday — just after the 84-year-old succumbed to a fatal stroke and the Star Wars icon lost her life to cardiac arrest — the California native posted a touching Twitter tribute to his late loved ones.
The colorful sketch is labeled with a quote from the titular song sung in the 1952 film, reading:
“What a glorious feeling. I’m happy again.”
The message is so heartbreakingly beautiful, considering Ms. Reynolds’ final words were about wanting to be with her late daughter.
The Dark Metropolis alum captioned the post with an emotional statement, saying:
“This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting”
You can see his full post (below):
Our hearts are aching for him, Billie Lourd, and everyone else affected during this trying time.
[Image via Todd Fisher/Twitter.]