Yesterday’s passing of Carrie Fisher has left the world in shock, but perhaps nobody outside her close family and friends have been more devastated than her fellow Star Wars cast members.
Yesterday Mark Hamill (who played Luke Skywalker in all three original films, and in the new reboot) made two posts on Facebook in honor of Fisher.
The first one was right after the initial news broke, and it certainly represented how we all felt:
A few hours later, Hamill found his words and made a second Facebook post. It will definitely pull at your heartstrings.
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
Original Facebook Post:
The world is a little darker today. Rest in peace and power, Carrie Fisher.