On Tuesday, December 27, 2016 beloved icon Carrie Fisher passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. Best known for her role in “Star Wars” as Princess Leia, she was also a talented writer and comedian. Her death has devastated Hollywood, with mourning tweets and statements being released from costars, friends, and admirers. Funny, talented, and iconic, Fisher shaped much of Hollywood today, particularly for young women. She showed that women could be more than the damsel in distress, that they could be strong and independent, both on and off screen. So Hollywood mourns the loss of such an inspirational icon, and celebrates the life she lived.
One example is a story from Anna Kendrick, “Carrie Fisher wore glitter in her hair. When I said I liked it, she ran her fingers through it and lobbed a handful at me. Dammit. I am so heartbroken. This meant THE WORLD to me. Thank you for everything you did and everything that you were.”
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “@CarrieFisher was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend. She was so much fun. I can’t believe she’s gone.”
Mark Hamill, Fisher’s “Star Wars” costar, released the following statement, “It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking.”
The world has lost one of its brightest stars, but her memory will shine forever.