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Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Family and More Celebrities Mourn Her Death on Twitter

Mark Hamill, William Shatner, Peter Mayhew and more react to Fisher's death.

Carrie Fisher


On Tuesday, December 27, Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

The actress, who immortalized the role of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, had gone into cardiac arrest four days earlier when she was flying from London to Los Angeles. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was being treated and later died.

Her tragic and sudden health issues shocked Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-stars and devoted fans, who took to Twitter to send prayers and messages of hope. Though days later, upon hearing the news of her death, the entertainment world and celebrities expressed their heartbreak on social media.

READ MORE: Carrie Fisher, Who Played Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 60

John Boyega, who portrayed Finn in “The Force Awakens,” tweeted:

Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in “The Force Awakens,” sent her condolences:

“Devastated at this monumental loss,” she said in a statement to People. “How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”

Lupita Nyong’o, who played Maz Kanata, shared a picture on Instagram.

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Gwendoline Christie, actress who Captain Phasma, shared a couple tweets.

Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna from “Rogue One” also shared his condolences.

George Lucas issued a statement dedicated to Fisher: “Carrie and I have been friends for most of our adult lives. 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 princess — feisty, 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.”

J.J. Abrams also tweeted out a message via his Bad Robot Twitter account.

Harrison Ford paid tribute to his “Star Wars” co-star in a statement given to The Wrap, “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”

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“Star Wars Episode VIII” director Rian Johnson expresses his sadness.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement: “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.”

Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker, wrote “devastated” on Twitter and also shared some more words on his Facebook page. 

Steven Spielberg expressed: “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.”

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy also wrote in her statement: “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.”

Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films, shared a poem about Fisher’s passing.

“She was a friend and I lost her.
I loved her.
She paid the price for every witticism
She suffered Hollywood!s bright lights
Yet never saw herself as a star.

Hollywood royalty
She loved comicon.

She loved the people who saw her as
And she loved the cash!
A good soul.
To be missed to be treasured.
Not a false bone, not a pretentious moment.
Carrie Always real.

Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian stated, “The force is dark today.”

Peter Mayhew, known for his role as Chewbacca, shared personal images of him with Fisher.

Anthony Daniels, best known for portraying the droid C-3PO, also expressed his sadness.

Warwick Davis, who portrayed Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi,” remembers Carrie by sharing a picture of both of them.

Michael Giacchino, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” composer, shared an image of Fisher as Leia with the words “I’m sad.”

Gary Whitta, co-writer of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was “heartbroken.”

“A sad day in ‘Star Wars’ galaxy,'” tweeted Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels.”

Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, co-directors of “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” sent IndieWire the following statement.

“Carrie Fisher lived with uncommon fierceness and love. Her wit and intelligence were captivating, and we are devastated to be released from their hold. We feel truly privileged to have known her, and our hearts go out to her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie and brother Todd at this very sad time. Carrie sometimes said “wouldn’t it be wonderful to get to the end of my personality?” None of us agree, Carrie. We’d do anything to have you come back and lie in the sun.”

READ MORE: Carrie Fisher: Her Most Memorable TV Performances

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