Today saw the sad news of Carrie Fisher's death due to complications the 60-year-old actress suffered as a result of a heart attack on Friday.
Following an earlier tweet by Mark Hamill, now Hamill has taken to his official Facebook page to offer more:
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
Mark Hamill will star along with Carrie Fisher in the upcoming untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII that sees Carrie Fisher reprising her Princess Leia role for the last time. The movie will be released December 15, 2017. Other Star Wars actors also reacted to the news.