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