Star Wars has lost one of its brightest stars today, as legendary actress, writer and hollywood Princess, Carrie Fisher passes away, aged 60...
A family spokesman, Simon Halls made a statement on behalf of Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, saying-
She will be missed profoundly. I cannot tell you how much I agree with these words. Carrie Fisher suffered a significant heart attack on 23rd December in the final minutes of a flight from London to L.A.
Medical professionals on the fight, and then later, those on the ground, administered CPR, and Carrie was placed on a ventilator in a Los Angeles hospital. Debbie Reynolds, Carrie's mother, later released a statement saying her daughter was in a stable condition.
This evening, as the Star Wars fan community mourned the loss of their Princess, co-star and dear friend, Mark Hamill, tweeted his simple reaction to the loss of the actress-
Chewbacca star Peter Mayhew also shared his feelings on the loss-
I fell in love with Carrie at the age of 5 as I watched her stand her ground in the face of Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin on the big screen in 1977's Star Wars, and I continued to fall in love with her time and again as I discovered her in other roles. From the Blues Brothers to The 'Burbs, to When Harry Met Sally. This year, I was fortunate enough to see Carrie, and Gary, onstage at Star Wars Celebration. Carrie was larger than life as she attempted to take a record breaking number of selfies with fans from the audience and recreated her Star Wars Episode VI The Return Of The Jedi scene with Warwick Davis during her show, The Princess Diaries. We would later get to see her and Mark Hamill interact as they joined John Boyega and Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich onstage. The affection between the two was obvious.
The loss of Carrie Fisher will be profoundly felt, both by those she loved, and those her loved her. Star Wars fans the world over will get to see her as Princess Leia one last time in December 2017, when Star Wars Episode VIII is released. This will surely be a bitter sweet experience for all.
Rest in peace, your highness, you will be greatly missed...