Har­ri­son Ford re­mem­bers Fisher as 'one-of-a-kind', 'orig­i­nal'

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Har­ri­son Ford eu­lo­gized his "Star Wars" co-star Car­rie Fisher as a "one-of-a-kind" per­son and an "orig­i­nal" af­ter the ac­tress died Tues­day at the age of 60. "Car­rie was one-of-a-kind...bril­liant, orig­i­nal," Ford said in a state­ment. "Funny and emo­tion­ally fear­less. She lived her life, bravely." Ford went on to say that his thoughts were with Fisher's mother Deb­bie Reynolds, daugh­ter Bil­lie Lourd, and brother Todd Fisher.

Re­lated Car­rie Fisher Com­pleted Work on 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Be­fore Her Death "We will all miss her," he said. Fisher re­cently re­vealed that she and Ford had an ex­cit­ing three-month af­fair dur­ing the mak­ing of the first "Star Wars" film. She was 19 years old, while Ford was 33, mar­ried, and a fa­ther of two. Fisher said that she in­formed the ac­tor that she was go­ing to re­veal their af­fair in her mem­oir, "The Princess Diarist," which was pub­lished this year. She had some re­grets about go­ing pub­lic.

"He's in­cred­i­bly pri­vate," Fisher told Peo­ple. "I feel re­ally bad about do­ing that to him. But yes, I told him I found the jour­nals and I was go­ing to pub­lish them, and he sort of went, 'Lawyer!'" Ford and Fisher also cre­ated on-screen sparks. Their char­ac­ters in the "Star Wars" films, Han Solo and Princess Leia, have a com­bat­ive re­la­tion­ship that ul­ti­mately re­sults in a pas­sion­ate ro­mance. Both ac­tors reprised their roles in last win­ter's "Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens." Fisher suf­fered a heart at­tack on Fri­day while on a flight from Lon­don to Los An­ge­les. She died Tues­day morn­ing.

She was a mem­ber of a prom­i­nent show busi­ness fam­ily: Her mother, Deb­bie Reynolds, was the star of "Sin­gin' in the Rain," and her fa­ther, Ed­die Fisher, was a pop­u­lar record­ing star. In ad­di­tion to "Star Wars," Fisher wrote the best-sell­ing novel "Post­cards From the Edge" and ap­peared in "Soapdish" and "When Harry Met Sally."—

In this Nov 13, 1978 file photo, Har­ri­son Ford talks with Car­rie Fisher dur­ing a break in the film­ing of the CBS-TV spe­cial ‘The Star Wars Hol­i­day’ in Los An­ge­les.

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