Actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise passed away this week from complications from an apparent heart attack. Her co-star in the Star Wars movies fellow actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker pens touching letter to Carrie Fisher.
“It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all- whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away. Determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy. She played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her. I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years. Thanks Carrie. I love you, mh”
Unfortunately Carrie Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds who is an actress as well passed away a day later.