Carrie Fisher passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning after a heart attack, and the world is in mourning. Former Star Wars colleagues and friends have expressed their sadness upon hearing the news, and we have collected their reactions here in this post.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” Ford said in a statement, according to Variety. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely. We will all miss her,” he added. Just recently, Fisher admitted to having had an affair with Harrison Ford while they were shooting Star Wars. Ford confirmed the news without skipping a beat.
Many more from the Star Wars cast and crew also expressed their sorrow, including Mark Hamill and George Lucas.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
George Lucas, in a statement, praises Carrie Fisher as “our great and powerful princess – feisty, wise and full of hope." pic.twitter.com/GRMJzrGZ58
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 27, 2016
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 27, 2016
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) December 27, 2016
We've lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 27, 2016
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Carrie Fisher's passing. Nothing in our universe will ever be the same. pic.twitter.com/3xROJkznE9
— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) December 27, 2016
Other celebrities also paid their respects to Princess Leia, and Patton Oswald’s reaction stands out:
Fuck this year. Fuck this whole sick, worthless cruel prank of a year. #RIPCarrieFisher
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 27, 2016
So does Anna Kendrick’s:
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
Here are others:
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
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, on Carrie Fisher's passing: pic.twitter.com/syIhNC5ULa
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) December 27, 2016
"Our beautiful brilliant funny wise kind and generous Blues Sister -so ironic – Xmas was Carrie's favorite thing next to babies."
— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) December 27, 2016