Carrie Fisher no more: How the world reacted to Star Wars actress' demise
Actress Carrie Fisher, known for her iconic role as Princess Leia, in the original Star wars franchise, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 60. The actress had been hospitalised on Friday after suffering a heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles.
The family members of the late actress issued statements to condole Fisher's death.
Actress Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mother said, "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop."
Simon Halls speaking on the behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd said, "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly."
Fisher's half-sister Joely tweeted her heartbreak.
Breaking my silence with a broken 💔 heart...the Unfathomable loss...the earth is off its axis today...how dare you take her away from us pic.twitter.com/fUHwsHRwyy
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 27, 2016
Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg added, "I have always stood in awe of Carrie. Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn't need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much."
Star Wars colleagues poured in their tributes.
Star Wars co-star and Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford said, "Carrie was one-of-a-kind — brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life bravely. We will all miss her." George Lucas, the director of the iconic film franchise said, "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 think. She will be missed by all."
"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 (C3PO)
"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."
- David Prowse (Darth Vader)
"There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly."
- Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
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
Actor Mark Hamill seemed devastated on losing his co-star
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 28, 2016
Here are some Twitter reactions to the death of the iconic actress.
Comedienne Ellen Degeneres tweeted an old interview with the late actress.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
The Rosemary's Baby star celebrated the late actress.
Carrie was brilliant, funny and talented. Sending huge love be to her mom, her daughter, Billie and her many friends
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 27, 2016
The Gladiator actor narrated a funny incident while paying tribute.
2000 she grabbed my ass and said " you would have loved me when I was on Xanax". Funny, interesting, chaotic , soulful. Friend.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 28, 2016
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who stars in the latest Star Wars flick took to Twitter to pay his tribute.
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) December 27, 2016
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 27, 2016
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 27, 2016
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
Even Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to condole Fisher's death.
We’ll never forget you, Carrie. May the Force be with you always.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 27, 2016
With inputs from AFP
Updated Date: Dec 28, 2016 11:28:01 IST