Celebs, Friends React to Death of Carrie Fisher

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.”

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