Vale Carrie Fisher: Tributes Roll In For Beloved ‘Star Wars’ Actress
The Star Wars actress has passed away at the age of 60.
After suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week, actress Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, and as an outspoken advocate for mental health, Fisher was beloved by fans, and her death has sparked an outpouring of grief in Hollywood.
Among those to pay tribute to the late actress were her Star Wars co-stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. Ford released a statement describing Fisher as “one-of-a-kind”, “funny” and “emotionally fearless”, while Hamill tweeted a photo of him and Fisher together with the caption “no words #devastated”. Williams also took to Twitter, writing that he was “deeply saddened” and that “the force is dark today!”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
Star Wars creator George Lucas released a statement in which he said that “Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved.”
Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams also shared his memories of Fisher, tweeting that “she was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine.”
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 27, 2016
Other celebrities to pay their respects on social media included Whoopi Goldberg, Seth MacFarlane, Stephen Fry and William Shatner, as well as comedian Margaret Cho who praised Fisher as “a great ally for mental health and addiction.”
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 27, 2016
Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.