Iconic actress, author, and screenwriter Carrie Fisher died this morning at the age of 60, days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers." Following the news of her death, friends, family members, and fans began sharing touching tributes and fond remembrances dedicated to the late Fisher on social media — read on to see them all.
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” Ford said. “She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her."
"Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful 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."
"I have always stood in awe of Carrie. Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn't need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much."
"Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today."
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
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016
If I heard Carrie Fisher was going to make an appearance I wanted to see it. U know ur special when Meryl Streep plays YOU in a movie. RIP.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 27, 2016
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn't. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 27, 2016
1 time a friend said I had a "Carrie Fisher appeal"& it was one of the greatest compliments I've ever been paid. Rest in peace, my hero girl— mae whitman (@maebirdwing) December 27, 2016
A brave lady. On and off screen. May she rest in peace and power. pic.twitter.com/1vfrGtZPnq— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 27, 2016
May her soul rest in eternal peace, as we return her to the heavens, in a galaxy far, far away. pic.twitter.com/6lkgcHam0J— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 27, 2016
"Our beautiful brilliant funny wise kind and generous Blues Sister -so ironic - Xmas was Carrie's favorite thing next to babies."— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) 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
There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly. pic.twitter.com/GgIeYGeMt9— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 27, 2016
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. A brilliantly funny, talented woman. We will miss your humor now more than ever.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 27, 2016
Fuck this year. Fuck this whole sick, worthless cruel prank of a year. #RIPCarrieFisher— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 27, 2016
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
We've lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher "Ugh,will everybody stop all of this?"— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 27, 2016
Us "no, let us gush, you just have to take it"
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
Such a sad day for her family, friends and millions of fans. Carrie Fisher is deeply missed.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. Cannot believe that you're 'gone'. Funny funny and then some. 💔💔XXX pic.twitter.com/DV6GQC1lcx— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) December 27, 2016
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. Seeing her again on talk shows was such a thrill. So hilarious & fearless when she was being herself.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 27, 2016
Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace.— graham norton (@grahnort) December 27, 2016
Hail Hail! A genius has vacated this realm-RIP Carrie Fisher.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 27, 2016
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher dedicated her platform to mental health awareness & female empowerment. She is a reason + reminder to keep up your fight. RIP— h (@halsey) December 27, 2016
Sweet, Brilliant, Irreverent, Huge hearted Carrie, You gave me advice I live by to this day, & always will. On the wings of angels fly...❤️— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) December 27, 2016
Thank you Ms. Fisher, for opening up a world of possibilities, strength and hope for all little girls. Rest. pic.twitter.com/LTpZsGeCR8— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 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
Carrie Fisher didn't make it. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 27, 2016
No damsel in distress! RIP Carrie Fisher pic.twitter.com/4jY3hw5EgJ— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) December 27, 2016
Heartbreaking to hear the news about @carriefisher. She was always one of our favorite guests. She, adorably, had no filter. Bless her.— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) December 27, 2016
So so so sad. Thank you, Carrie Fisher. What a loss.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 27, 2016
Oh no we lost Carrie Fisher too. She was so funny and full of life. Rip. Condolences to her family and friends. We'll miss her too.— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. RIP. What a talent. What a year. pic.twitter.com/yEFfv2GN6K— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 27, 2016
No one is dead 'til their impact on the world ceases 2 exist. The force is forever #RIPCarrieFisher— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 27, 2016
I've met some really cool people this year, but never felt quite as in awe as I did with Carrie Fisher. RIP, princess. The galaxy mourns. pic.twitter.com/Xp6CuSEHy5— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) December 27, 2016
A few words about Carrie Fisher... pic.twitter.com/5sYx60vLxM— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) December 27, 2016