Several members of the ‘Star Wars’ family paid tribute to Carrie Fisher following her passing this week…
Carrie Fisher was a beloved actress, author, mother, and daughter as well as a princess to those that knew her best from the ‘Star Wars’ saga, where she first appeared at age 19 in the classic first film in the franchise released in 1977.
Sadly, Fisher passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack last week en route on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
As Princess Leia, Fisher created a hero for generations to come and her performances were nothing short of legendary.
Long before there was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer or a Jessica Jones, Princess Leia was the original ass kicking female character who didn’t take a backseat to anybody when it came time to save the day.
The impact she made on the lives of those around her were even greater and that’s why the outpouring of tributes to Fisher have been many since news of her tragic death broke earlier this week.
Numerous members of the ‘Star Wars’ family have spoken about time spent with Fisher and how much she meant to them over the years.
We’ve gathered all of those statements in one place as the ‘Star Wars’ universe pays tribute to the great Carrie Fisher:
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
It's never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie…
Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely. We will all miss her.”
George Lucas (Star Wars creator)
“Carrie and I have been friends for 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. She will be missed by all.”
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
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
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
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
Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
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
Daisy Ridley (Rey)
“I’m devastated at this monumental loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”
John Boyega (Finn)
My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I'll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SkPiRgGf03
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 28, 2016
Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)
She had no patience for pretense or small talk. She saw through things, at a different angle, with the gritty wisdom…
Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
We've lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016