Photo: Riccardo Ghilardi via Wikipedia
“The force is dark today,” said Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars co-star Billy Dee Williams yesterday morning, after the news of Fisher’s death was announced following a heart attack while in flight from London to Los Angeles.
In a statement, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed the tragedy: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
A day later, co-stars, friends, and celebrity admirers continue to mourn the death of the actress, author, and mental health activist. Here, we’ve collected some of the most compelling responses to Fisher’s death.
Harrison Ford released these words in a statement: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind… brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely,” Ford said. “My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) 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
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
Carrie Fisher didn’t make it. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) 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
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
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
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. RIP. What a talent. What a year. pic.twitter.com/yEFfv2GN6K
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher has left us. I am devastated. My condolences and love to the family. My darling brilliant girl RIP.
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) December 27, 2016
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) December 27, 2016
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 27, 2016
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 27, 2016
A brave lady. On and off screen. May she rest in peace and power. pic.twitter.com/1vfrGtZPnq
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 27, 2016
We’ve lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016