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Carrie Fisher's "Star Wars" Family Mourns Their Princess's Death

"Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered."

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Though she earned acclaim for other acting performances and for her witty writing, Carrie Fisher — who died today at age 60 — is forever a sci-fi icon, having played Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars since she was 21 years old. Here are thoughts from her Star Wars family in honoring her.

Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo

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"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

Via Twitter: @HamillHimself

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

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.

Via Twitter: @ADaniels3PO

Peter Mayhew, actor who plays Chewbacca

There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly.

Via Twitter: @TheWookieeRoars

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…

Via Twitter: @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!

Via Twitter: @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…

Via Twitter: @isDARTHVADER

JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Via Twitter: @bad_robot

Daisy Ridley, actor who plays Rey

Devastated at this monumental loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.

John Boyega, actor who plays Finn

My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I'll cherish the memories, conversations and her consist…

Via Twitter: @JohnBoyega

Lupita Nyong'o, actor who plays Maz Kanata

Via Instagram: @lupitanyongo

Gwendolyn Christie, actor who plays Captain Phasma

Via Twitter: @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

Via Twitter: @greggrunberg

Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII

Carrie was an incredible person. I feel lucky I got to know her, and heartbroken.

Via Twitter: @rianjohnson