Carrie Fisher, Gary the French Bulldog
Carrie Fisher, photographed with her dog at the New York Film Festival in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016, has entrusted her daughter with the care of Gary the French Bulldog following her death. Getty Images

You know what they say — dogs are man’s best friend. This is especially true for actress Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday. During her lifetime she was the proud owner of a French Bulldog named Gary, whom she brought along in her travels, during interviews and on red carpets.

Fisher’s death and the strong bond between her and Gary left many fans concerned about what may happen to her pup in her absence. According to TMZ, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, will care for the 4-year-old Frenchie. Family friends told the publication that Lourd has a French Bulldog of her own that gets along well with Gary. She remains hopeful for the long term that the two may continue to be friends. Another source claimed that it was always in Fisher’s plan to have her daughter care for the dog, which she reportedly had with her when she suffered a massive heart attack on Dec. 23. Should Lourd decide down the line that she’s unable to care for Gary properly, he will remain in her family, according to TMZ.

Lourd, 24, has been quiet since news broke of her mother’s death. A statement released on her behalf by publicist Simon Halls confirmed the news, but contained no personal message from the “Scream Queens” actress. While Lourd has been tight-lipped, her co-stars did not waste a second sending love to her and her family in their time of grief. Taylor Lautner, Lea Michele, and many others who have appeared on “Scream Queens” spoke out on social media, sending well wishes to Lourd and the rest of Fisher’s family.

Many others, including Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-stars, and various other celebrities have also spoken out about the actress and mental health advocate’s death. J.J. Abrams, who directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” shared a handwritten note on Twitter expressing his deep sadness over having lost Fisher, 60. In it, he wrote that one “didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power.” Additionally, he called her “brilliant” and “beautiful,” among other things.

Mark Hamill, who starred alongside Fisher in a number of “Star Wars” films as Han Solo, shared a heartbreaking message about her death on Twitter. Shortly after the news was confirmed, he tweeted a still of the two of them on a “Star Wars” film set, telling followers he was in disbelief that she had died. The message was shared hundreds of thousands of times by fans of the franchise who were equally saddened by Fisher’s passing.

Fisher’s death was confirmed on Tuesday in a statement. Halls told fans it was “with very deep sadness” that Fisher’s daughter confirmed she had died at 8:55 a.m. PST. The publicist added that Fisher was loved and admired by fans across the globe, acknowledging that she would “be missed profoundly.”