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
"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
Billy Dee Williams, actor who plays Lando Calrissian
Dave Prowse, actor who plays Darth Vader
JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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.