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Carrie Fisher Dead: Star Wars Family Pays Tribute

Carrie Fisher was so much more than just Princess Leia.\r\n\r\nShe was an actress of the big screen, small screen and stage.\r\n\r\nShe was an author, a mental illness survivor and proof that one could bounce back after years of substance abuse. She was a role model.\r\n\r\nBut Fisher, who died from complications of a heart attack at age 60 yesterday, will forever be remembered for her iconic role in the Star Wars franchise.\r\n As such, we\'ve rundown reaction from various members of this beloved film family below.\r\n\r\nHere is what many of those closely related to Star Wars have had to say in the wake of Fisher\'s passing:\r\n\r\nHarrison Ford: \"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.\"\r\n\r\nMark Hamill (via Twitter): \"No Words. Devastated.\"\r\n\r\nGeorge Lucas: \"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.\r\n\r\n\"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.\"\r\n\r\nPeter Mayhew (Chewbacca): \"There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly.\"\r\n Billy Dee Williams (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!\"\r\n\r\nAnthony Daniels (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.\"\r\n\r\nElsewhere, Fisher\'s The Force Awakens costars Daisy Ridley, Lupito Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie and Greg Grunberg also paid tribute over social media and in public statements.\r\n\r\n\"Devastated at this monumental loss,\" Ridley said. \"How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.\"\r\n Wrote Nyong\'o on Instagram, along with photo of her and Fisher, “Sweet Carrie,” while Grunberg added via Twitter:\r\n\r\n\"I\'m heartbroken! Such a special person gone way too soon. I will forever miss #CarrieFisher. RIP.\"\r\n\r\nThese were the words of Fisher\'s professional family.\r\n\r\nHer actual family has also spoken out.\r\n\r\nOn behalf of Fisher\'s actress daughter, Billie Lourd, publicist Simon Halls said the following late Tuesday of Fisher:\r\n\r\n\"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.\"\r\n\r\nAnd Debbie Reynolds, Fisher\'s famous mother, added on Facebook:\r\n\r\n\"Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,\" she wrote. \"I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.\"

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