Harrison Ford, George Lucas and 'Star Wars' team pay tribute to Carrie Fisher
Veteran Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Mark Hamil, JJ Abrams, Daisy Ridley and host of other 'Star Wars' cast and crew members remember Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford pose onstage at the Lucasfilm panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Pic/AFP
Los Angeles: Veteran Hollywood actor Harrison Ford remembered his "Star Wars" co-star Carrie Fisher calling her "brilliant" and "one-of-a-kind" person.
Fisher passed away at the age of 60 after suffering what was described as a massive heart while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, reported E!online.
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely," Ford said in a statement. Ford went on to say that his thoughts were with Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, and brother Todd Fisher. "We will all miss her," he said.
Carrie Fisher recently revealed that she and Ford had a three-month affair during the making of the first 'Star Wars' film. She was 19 years old, while Ford was 33, married, and a father of two. Even their characters in the 'Star Wars' films, Han Solo and Princess Leia, share a passionate romance. Both actors reprised their roles in last winter's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
The other cast members and creators of sci-fi franchise also paid tribute to Fisher. "Carrie and I have been friends for most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented writer, actress and comedienne with a very colourful personality that everyone loved.
"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," Geroge Lucas said in a statement.
"No words. Devastated," tweeted Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the franchise.
"You didn't need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power. She was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine. What an unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all," "The Force Awakens" director JJ Abrams wrote.
Daisy Ridley wrote in a statement, "Devastated at this monumental loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye."
"We've lost our Princess," posted Gwendoline Christie. Warwick Davis tweeted, "Princess Leia, @CarrieFisher - now one with the Force. Your kindness & sharp wit will be missed. #RIP PS: Thanks for the milk & cookies. xx"
"Dearest Carrie, so incredibly sad to say farewell so soon to such a beautifully honest and unique human being- see you in the multiverse," wrote Andy Serkis.
Peter Mayhew tweeted, "There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly."
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