The World Remembers Carrie Fisher

As news of the tragic death of Carrie Fisher begins to circle the globe, tributes from her friends, colleagues, and fellow actors have begun to flood in. Here are a few that we’re seeing.

Debbie Reynolds, Fisher’s mother posted the following on Facebook:

Disney CEO Bob Iger issued this 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,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.

Co-Star Mark Hamill:

Steven Spielberg issued the following statement:

“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.”

Harrison Ford issued the following statement:

“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.”

Star Wars creator George Lucas, who cast Leia in the first movie shared the following with the media:

“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.”

Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, said the following about Fisher…

“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.”

Ellen DeGeneres, who had many great encounters with Fisher over the years on her show:

William Shatner, a close friend of Fisher’s

Actor, writer, director Albert Brooks, a friend of Fisher and her family

If you were of a certain age, Carrie Fisher was your first on-screen crush.

Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy, which featured Fisher’s voice

Other Star Wars alumni react

Warwick Davis, first seen as Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi.

Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca

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