'Star Wars' cast, cre­ators re­mem­ber Fisher: 'She Was Our Great and Pow­er­ful Princess'

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The cast and cre­ators of "Star Wars" paid trib­ute to Car­rie Fisher, who brought the fran­chise to life as Princess Leia. Fisher died Tues­day morn­ing af­ter suf­fer­ing what was de­scribed as a mas­sive heart at­tack on Fri­day while on a flight from Lon­don to Los An­ge­les. Ge­orge Lu­cas, the man be­hind the galaxy far, far away, is­sued a state­ment ded­i­cated to Fisher. "Car­rie and I have been friends for most of our adult lives," he wrote. "She was ex­tremely smart; a tal­ented writer, ac­tress and come­di­enne with a very color­ful per­son­al­ity that ev­ery­one loved. In 'Star Wars,' she was our great and pow­er­ful princess­feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more dif­fi­cult than most peo­ple might think. My heart and prayers are with Bil­lie, Deb­bie and all Car­rie's fam­ily, friends and fans. She will be missed by all."

Re­lated Hol­ly­wood Mourns the Loss of Its Princess Leia, 'Star Wars' Ac­tress Car­rie Fisher J.J. Abrams wrote, "You didn't need to meet Car­rie Fisher to un­der­stand her power. She was just as bril­liant and beau­ti­ful, tough and won­der­ful, in­ci­sive and funny as you could imag­ine. What an un­fair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all."

"Car­rie was one-of-a-kind...bril­liant, orig­i­nal," Har­ri­son Ford said in a state­ment. "Funny and emo­tion­ally fear­less. She lived her life, bravely." Daisy Ri­d­ley wrote in a state­ment, "Dev­as­tated at this mon­u­men­tal loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how aw­ful that we have to say goodbye." "No words," her "Star Wars" co-star Mark Hamill wrote on Twit­ter. "Dev­as­tated."

"There are no words for this loss. Car­rie was the bright­est light in ev­ery room she en­tered. I will miss her dearly." - Peter May­hew

"Princess Leia, @Car­rieFisher - now one with the Force. Your kind­ness & sharp wit will be missed. #RIP PS: Thanks for the milk & cookies. xx" - War­wick Davis

"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

"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

"Dear­est Car­rie, so in­cred­i­bly sad to say farewell so soon to such a beau­ti­fully hon­est and unique hu­man be­ing- see you in the mul­ti­verse." - Andy Serkis

"We've lost our Princess." - Gwen­do­line Christie Bob Iger, chair­man and CEO of the Walt Dis­ney Com­pany wrote, "Car­rie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true char­ac­ter who shared her tal­ent and her truth with us all with her trade­mark wit and ir­rev­er­ence. Mil­lions fell in love with her as the in­domitable Princess Leia; she will al­ways have a spe­cial place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her per­son­ally. She will be sorely missed, and we join mil­lions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss to­day."

Kath­leen Kennedy, the pres­i­dent of Lu­cas­films added, "Car­rie holds such spe­cial place in the hearts of ev­ery­one at Lucasfilm it is dif­fi­cult to think of a world with­out her. She was Princess Leia to the world but a very spe­cial friend to all of us. She had an in­domitable spirit, in­cred­i­ble wit, and a lov­ing heart. Car­rie also de­fined the fe­male hero of our age over a gen­er­a­tion ago. Her ground­break­ing role as Princess Leia served as an in­spi­ra­tion of power and con­fi­dence for young girls ev­ery­where. We will miss her dearly."

In this Fri­day, Feb 20, 2004 file photo, au­thor Car­rie Fisher au­to­graphs her new book ‘The Best Aw­ful’ at a pro­mo­tional event in Lon­don.

This file photo taken on June 9, 2005 shows ac­tress Car­rie Fisher and di­rec­tor Ge­orge Lu­cas pos­ing at the din­ner dur­ing the 33rd AFI Life Achieve­ment Award trib­ute to Ge­orge Lu­cas at the Ko­dak Theatre in Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

In this Tues­day, Aug 16, 1983, file photo, ac­tress Car­rie Fisher and singer Paul Si­mon stand to­gether at their apart­ment in New York dur­ing their wed­ding re­cep­tion.

In this Oct 5, 1978 photo, from left, ac­tors Har­ri­son Ford, An­thony Daniels, Car­rie Fisher and Peter May­hew take a break from film­ing a tele­vi­sion spe­cial in Los An­ge­les to be tele­cast dur­ing the hol­i­days.

This file photo taken on Novem­ber 3, 2011 shows US ac­tress Car­rie Fisher at­tend­ing the 2011 Sil­ver Hill Hos­pi­tal gala at Cipri­ani 42nd Street, in New York City.

This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Car­rie Fisher, the 16-year-old daugh­ter of Deb­bie Reynolds and Ed­die Fisher, in New York.

This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Car­rie Fisher, the 16year-old daugh­ter of Deb­bie Reynolds and Ed­die Fisher, in the back gar­den of the house on the East Side of New York where she lives with her mother.

This file photo taken on Novem­ber 3, 2014 shows ac­tress Car­rie Fisher, ar­rives at the pre­miere of Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures and Red Gran­ite Pic­tures' "Dumb And Dum­ber To" in West­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

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