Ford: Carrie was one-of-a-kind
Harrison Ford – who plays Han Solo in the long-running Star Wars franchise – has paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher after she passed away at the age of 60.
The star, who described Fisher as fearless, said in a 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.”
And Star Wars creator George Lucas – who cast the legendary actress as Princess Leia starting in 1977 – praised her talent and colorful personality to the very end.
He explained: “Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colourful personality that everyone loved.”
He also remembered her days as Princess Leia, describing the late actress as wise and full of hope.
Lucas continued: “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.”
Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, had written a special ‘thank you’ note to her daughter, adding: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”
Meanwhile, Mark Hamill – also known as the iconic Luke Skywalker – wrote via Twitter: “No words #Devastated.”