The world is still in shock after Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday. Fisher best known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars films was in the middle of a career resurgence after being featured in ‘The Force Awakens’ in 2015. After her passing her former co-stars spoke out about their friend.
Mark Hamill, her on-screen brother in the Star Wars films was heartbroken and tweeted a picture of the two together.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
Harrison Ford gave a statement to People Magazine
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.
Fisher revealed that she and Ford had an affair while filming Star Wars in 1977 in her book that came out last month.
Billy Dee Williams who played Lando released a statement on Twitter also expressing his sorrow.
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) December 27, 2016
Anthony Daniels who played C3PO in the films worked with Fisher in four Star Wars. On Christmas Eve he tweeted that he hoped she would recover from her heart attack.
At last I know what I want for Christmas. The galaxy's beloved Princess, fully functional once more. And soon.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 24, 2016
Sadly he had to follow it up with an ever sadder one.
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.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 27, 2016
Lesser known actor David Prowse, also known as the man behind the Darth Vader mask also tweeted about his affection for Fisher.
I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie's passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family & fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/DGRYQYPZgO
— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 27, 2016