Hollywood is in mourning after it was revealed that Carrie Fisher, 60, has passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2016) just four days after suffering a heart attack.

The actress’ Star Wars family is particularly feeling the loss as co-stars and crew members expressed their sadness and grief.

“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” Harrison Ford, who Fisher claimed she had a secret affair with in her memoir The Princess Diarist, said in a statement. “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.”

Mark Hamill, who played Fisher’s onscreen brother in the sci-fi series, added that he was “devastated” by the loss.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams tweeted his condolences, sharing a handwritten note about the late actress. “What an unfair thing to lose,” he penned. “How lucky to be blessed with her at all.”

Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, also reacted to Fisher’s death, writing on Twitter, “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!”

“There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly,” Peter Mayhew, the man behind the mask of Chewbacca, tweeted. Meanwhile, Anthony Daniels, who has played C-3PO since 1977, wrote, “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.”

Star Wars creator George Lucas released a statement following Fisher’s death, saying, “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.”

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Sweet Carrie.

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The Princess stole my heart at age 7. Anybody who knows me knows #CarrieFisher was my first love. I thrilled to the adventures of #princessleia in the @starwars movies, but from '77 to '84, I was in love with Carrie Fisher herself. My bedroom was filled with Carrie Fisher pictures from any movie she was ever in (including Polaroids I took off the TV when #thebluesbrothers hit cable). I was jealous of Paul Simon when he was dating Carrie Fisher and wouldn't listen to his music until they split up. I paid to see Carrie Fisher and #chevychase in Under the Rainbow nine times when it was in theaters (mostly because Carrie Fisher was in underwear in one scene). In childhood, I committed myself to Carrie Fisher without ever meeting her the way novice Nuns commit themselves to Christ without meeting Him. Decades later, I got to tell her this when Carrie Fisher and @jaymewes were in a station wagon on the set of #jayandsilentbobstrikeback. She was gracious about hearing it for the zillionth time from the zillionth man or woman who grew up idolizing her, but wickedly added "I'm glad to know I helped you find your light saber." And with that, she stopped being Carrie Fisher to me and just became Carrie. That's the Carrie I'll always remember: the dutiful standard-bearer of childhood dreams with a the wicked sense of humor and a way with words. She didn't want to get paid for her role in @jayandsilentbob Strike Back; instead, she asked that we buy her these antique beaver chairs. Her reason: "Beaver seems an appropriate currency for this movie." When she was a guest on Season 1 of our @hulu show #Spoilers, Carrie curled up in the throne like she belonged there. And she did: after all, she was royalty. As a boy, I dreamed of marrying Carrie Fisher. As a young filmmaker, I dreamed of casting Carrie Fisher. As an adult, I dreamed of being as sharp-witted and prepossessed as Carrie Fisher. And now that Carrie Fisher is gone, I'll dream of my friend Carrie – whose entire magnificent career I was lucky enough to witness, whose honesty made me a better person, and whose spirit – like The Force – will be with us always. Goodnight, Sweet Princess…

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