Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, died on Tuesday. The 60-year-old actor had suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday while on board a flight from London to Los Angeles. Soon after her death, condolences started pouring in on social media. Here’s how fellow actors from the Star Wars franchise, as well as other celebs, reacted to Fisher’s demise:
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
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!— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
We've lost a true gem with Carrie Fisher's passing. Her humor, talent and brutal honesty were gifts to the world. Her voice will be missed.— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 27, 2016
Fisher’s adult career was dogged by substance abuse and mental health issues. She entered a drug treatment center in the mid-1980s to battle addiction to cocaine and later wrote the bestselling novel, Postcards From the Edge, based on her experience.
The book was adapted into a 1990 movie starring Meryl Streep. Fisher also acknowledged being briefly hospitalised in 2013 due to bipolar disorder.