The mortal world lost Carrie Fisher today and none of us are taking it well. The actress known best for depicting Princess Leia in the original Star Wars passed away this morning at age 60, days after suffering a heart attack on a flight on Friday.
Very sad today. Rest in Peace Carrie Fisher.— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz) December 27, 2016
Dearest Carrie, so incredibly sad to say farewell so soon to such a beautifully honest and unique human being- see you in the multiverse.— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) 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
There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly. pic.twitter.com/GgIeYGeMt9— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 27, 2016
We've lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn't. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 27, 2016
The director of Star Wars: Episode IX tweeted:
Even Darth Vader himself weighed in:
I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie's passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family & fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/DGRYQYPZgO— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 27, 2016
And Star Wars creator George Lucas released this heartbreaking 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. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all.
Harrison Ford, whose off-screen romance with Fisher she recently revealed in her new book, said:
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.
The Force will be with you always, Carrie Fisher.