Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher played brother and sister in the “Star Wars” trilogy, though their characters didn’t know it in the first movie.
On Tuesday, upon hearing the news that his dear friend and co-star Carrie Fisher passed away from complications after a heart attack last week, he shared a brief and heartfelt message.
“no words,” he wrote, including a photo of the two in “Star Wars” costume. He included the hashtag “#devastated.”
Hamill followed up with a sincere message hours later.
“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,” he wrote.
In the hours and day after her death, many have spoken about her independence to be authentic, and not follow traditional Hollywood norms. People have called her a feminist icon, cited many of her hilarious and honest quotes, her openness about mental health and drug use and her ability to accept herself as she aged.
Fisher’s passing was announced Tuesday by family spokesman Simon Halls.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”