Mourning their princess. Celebrities are remembering Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a massive heart attack. She was 60.
As previously reported, the Star Wars actress was rushed to a nearby hospital in L.A. on December 23, after she went into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to LAX. At the time, some of her famous costars such as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill — along with the rest of the world — sent their well wishes on social media as she remained in the ICU in stable condition.
Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival ‘Bright Lights’ screening on October 10, 2016 in New York City.
Fisher’s daughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, confirmed the news of her mother’s passing in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers,” family spokesman Simon Halls told Us. Fisher, who was recently promoting her new memoir The Princess Diarist, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Celebrities quickly took to Twitter and Instagram to react to the news. “No. No. F—k this sh-t. Carrie Fisher is a f—king legend and this is bullsh-t,” Anna Kendrick tweeted.
Josh Gad added: “I’m sitting in stunned silence learning of the death of #CarrieFisher. In what has been a particularly sad year this may be the hardest. RIP.”
He posted on Instagram: “We will miss you and your smile more than you will ever know. Thank you for making the world a better place and for creating one of the greatest heroines in film history. You will live on in our hearts and on our screens for years to come. 2016 has stolen so many treasures, but in my humble opinion, the shiniest gem in the lot was just taken from us and in what has been an already heartbreaking year, this one truly hangs heavy. Thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”
Read more tributes below:
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
— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) December 27, 2016
I have no words. RIP Carrie Fisher.
— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) December 27, 2016
Fuck this year. Fuck this whole sick, worthless cruel prank of a year. #RIPCarrieFisher
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) 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
Could everyone else please hold off dying until at least 2017?
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 27, 2016
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 27, 2016
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher, 60.
Very sad news. pic.twitter.com/Lskrt1rmXe
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 27, 2016
— Dominic Monaghan. (@DomsWildThings) December 27, 2016
It's been overstated, but it's been a difficult, heavy year.
Learning Carrie Fisher has passed breaks my heart as it does so many others.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) December 27, 2016
May the force be with you always
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 27, 2016
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
#CarrieFisher was so witty and provocative and unrelentingly interesting. Goddamn, I loved her. Everyone did.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 27, 2016
Prince, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher…..I feel like my youth is disappearing before my eyes. Never felt so old…… #RIP
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher ?
— CatherineGiudiciLowe (@clmgiudici) December 27, 2016
Hey 2016 do you want to re-kill my Grandpa? #ripcarriefisher
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) 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
Thank you for mattering in my childhood. I'll never forget you. #RIPCarrieFisher
— Will Friedle (@willfriedle) December 27, 2016
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) December 27, 2016
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) December 27, 2016
I'm heartbroken! Such a special person gone way too soon. I will forever miss #CarrieFisher. RIP
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. RIP. What a talent. What a year. pic.twitter.com/yEFfv2GN6K
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 27, 2016
"There is no room for demons, when you're already self-possessed." -Carrie Fisher
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) 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
2016 is killing me. So sad in one week losing two greats. First George Michael now Carrie fisher. So sad. I just can't ???! Rip both of you
— AJ McLean (@skulleeroz) 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
Well 2016 is officially the worst. RIP Carrie Fisher. Thank you for inspiring generations of young women to kick ass. Truly an icon.
— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) December 27, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
thoughts and prayers to Carrie Fisher's family
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 27, 2016
I can't believe Carrie Fisher's gone. Heart goes out to her family. Terrible. Fuck 2016.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) December 27, 2016