It has been a sad day for Star Wars fans, as iconic actress, Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia, has passed away. Through their grief, Fisher’s co-stars took to social media to express their feelings…
Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, and who reprised her role as General Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, passed away today at the age of 60. Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, and although paramedics were finally able to revive her, the star died this morning.
As soon as the news spread, Fisher’s Star Wars co-stars took to social media to express their grief over the loss of their friend. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) was one of the first to make a statement:
As you know, Hamill played the twin brother, Luke, to Fisher’s Leia, in the Star Wars films. Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) expressed his sadness by saying “The Force is dark today!”
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) posted two photos of he and Fisher together.
C-3PO actor, Anthony Daniels had this to say:
Director Colin Trevorrow, who would have directed Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX, tweeted a simple silhouette of Fisher as Princess Leia.
Director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, wrote a letter and had it posted to his company’s official Twitter page — Bad Robot:
Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm from George Lucas, tweeted this message from Bob Iger:
The Star Wars Twitter account delivered this message from Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy:
The man behind Darth Vader’s mask in the Original Trilogy, Dave Prowse, sent his condolences.
Kevin Smith, who had scenes with Fisher in his film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, tweeted this:
Actor Harrison Ford (Han Solo) spoke to People and gave this quote:
"“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”"
Via Fox News, George Lucas released a statement:
"“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. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess — feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think.”"
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As the day goes on, more stars who worked with and knew Carrie Fisher will make their thoughts known. For now, we all mourn together, the loss of our dear Princess turned General, Carrie Fisher. She is one with the Force, and the Force is with her.