Carrie Fisher is gone, but she certainly won’t be forgotten. An outpouring of genuine affection from her coworkers and friends has poured forth in the wake of her unexpected death, reflecting on her indomitable spirit and good cheer in spite of the challenges she faced in her personal life and professional career.
Her Star Wars family, both longtimers and newcomers, responded with love.
no words #Devastated pic.twitter.com/R9Xo7IBKmh
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 28, 2016
“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.”
“Devastated at this monumental loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”
My heart is heavy but I’m grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well ?? pic.twitter.com/SkPiRgGf03
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 28, 2016
There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly. pic.twitter.com/GgIeYGeMt9
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 27, 2016
It’s been an honour to share memories of #CarrieFisher… Here’s a special, personal photo from the wrap party of #StarWars #ReturnOfTheJedi pic.twitter.com/U4jMu6qByM
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) December 28, 2016
Princess Leia, @carrieffisher now one with the Force. Your kindness & sharp wit will be missed. #RIP PS: Thanks for the milk & cookies. xx pic.twitter.com/sFSy9UmvYY
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) December 27, 2016
“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.”
Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president:
“Carrie holds such a 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.”
As we’ve noted, Fisher completed her work as Leia Organa on Star Wars: Episode VIII before she passed away, though it’s far too early to know how Lucasfilm will handle her prospective role in Star Wars: Episode IX, which doesn’t even begin shooting until 2018.
Fisher’s voice will also be heard on two new episodes of animated TV series Family Guy, per Variety. She was featured as brewery supervisor Angela (above) on Seth MacFarlane’s comedy in some 20 episodes in the past. Broadcast dates have not yet been decided.
She was in London last week to shoot an episode of the Amazon series Catastrophe, according to Deadline, in which she will appear once again as the mother of the character played by Rob Delaney. The show will air sometime in 2017.
A documentary about the actress and her mother, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, debuted at Cannes last May and has been playing the festival circuit. It’s scheduled to air on HBO in 2017.
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