Carrie Fisher's “Star Wars” Family Mourns Their Princess's Death

Actor and writer Carrie Fisher died today. While she gained acclaim for performances in When Harry Met Sally and for her witty writing, she is forever a sci-fi icon, having played Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars since she was 21 years old. Here are some of the tweets from her Star Wars family remembering her.

“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.”

George Lucas, Star Wars creator and founder of Lucasfilm

Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer 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.

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker

Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company

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.

Anthony Daniels, actor who plays C-3PO

Peter Mayhew, actor who plays Chewbacca

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm

“She was Princess Leia to the world but a special friend to all of us. We will miss her dearly.” -Kathleen Kennedy…

— Star Wars (@starwars)

Billy Dee Williams, actor who plays Lando Calrissian

I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!

— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw)

Dave Prowse, actor who plays Darth Vader

I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie’s passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family…


Lupita Nyong’o, actor who plays Maz Kanata

Via Instagram: @lupitanyongo

Gwendolyn Christie, actor who plays Captain Phasma

We’ve lost our Princess.

— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline)

Greg Grunberg, actor who plays Snap Wexley

I’m heartbroken! Such a special person gone way too soon. I will forever miss #CarrieFisher. RIP

— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg)

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