The world lost an icon on Tuesday when news broke that actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a heart attack. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother’s death, saying in part, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
That statement couldn’t be more true. Fisher was known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” franchise, and will always be remembered for her charisma, humor … read more
Star Wars lost one of its biggest stars Tuesday.
Carrie Fisher, daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, died days after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles. As news of the 60-year-old actress’ death spread through Hollywood, tributes came pouring in from many of her Star Wars colleagues and co-stars, including Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Peter Mayhew, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.
Daisy Ridley shared … read more
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 … read more
J.J. Abrams can’t believe Carrie Fisher is gone.
The director, who convinced the actress to reprise her role as General Leia Organa in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is in mourning after E! News confirmed Fisher died Tuesday. The 60-year-old actress suffered a heart attack Friday, just minutes before her plane landed in L.A.
“You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power. She was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine,” … read more
May the force be with her. Members of Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars family are mourning the loss of the legendary actress. As previously reported, Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a massive heart attack. Shortly after the news broke, her Star Wars costar Mark Hamill tweeted that he had “no words” and that he was “devastated.” Hamill, 65, and the When Harry Met Sally star played brother and sister Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the original George Lucas–created … read more
Harrison Ford is speaking out after Carrie Fisher’s death at age 60.
In a statement to E! News, the 74-year-old actor said Tuesday, “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.” As he grieves the loss of his co-star, Harrison said his thoughts are with her daughter Billie Lourd, her mother Debbie Reynolds, her brother Todd Fisher and “her many friends. We will all miss her.” George Lucas, who cast Carrie as Princess Leia in Star Wars: … read more
Another heart broken. Sean Ono Lennon, the son of Yoko Ono and the late John Lennon, mourned close friend Carrie Fisher in a heartbreaking Instagram post shared on the day of her death, Tuesday, December 27.
“I can honestly say that Carrie was one of the best and closest friends I’ve ever had in my life,” Lennon, 41, wrote. “She was the smartest, funniest, kindest, and most generous person I have ever known. My heart is completely and permanently broken. This is the kind of loss that you never recover … read more
Hollywood is in mourning over the loss of its brightest stars, Carrie Fisher.
E! News confirmed Tuesday that the Star Wars actress died at 8:55 a.m. PT. Speaking on behalf of Fisher’s actress daughter Billie Lourd, publicist Simon Halls said, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher’s mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, broke her silence via Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents … read more
For all the times it sucks to live in Los Angeles, there are a few times it’s a blast. Last Friday, a friend who was supposed to be dropping something off sent me a text that read, “Going to be late, blocked by an X-wing on Hollywood Bl.” I thought she was finding a clever way to cover up her general flakiness but no, Hollywood Boulevard was in fact closed off due to the Rogue One premiere at the Disney-owned Pantages Theater. For Saturday’s premiere, star Felicity Jones, above, was dressed … read more
The first “Star Wars” prequels were not the movies you were looking for. Of course, one blemish stands out from the others — mostly because it just didn’t shut up. Jar Jar Binks has been panned throughout the galaxy since his first appearance in “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.” J.J. Abrams even joked about possibly having Jar Jar’s bones show up in the new movies as an Easter egg. At least that would bring our intergalactic nightmare to an end, right? Well, sorry, everyone. … read more
A true movie icon. Kenny Baker, the actor who portrayed the iconic R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, died on Saturday, August 13. He was 81.
The 3-foot-8 British star, who rose to fame in 1977, was battling a long illness in his lungs, his niece Abigail Shield told The Guardian on Saturday.
“It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless,” she told the newspaper. “He had a very long and fulfilled life. He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved … read more
Star Wars fans in galaxies near and far, far away are all looking skyward, as Kenny Baker — the actor who originated the role of R2D2 and portrayed the robot in the majority of the Star Wars films — has passed away at the age of 81.
Baker’s death following a longterm illness on August 13 was “expected, but it’s sad nonetheless,” his niece shared with The Guardian. News soon spread from England of the actor’s passing, and his former co-stars and colleagues soon took to social media to express … read more
After six long years of battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Anthony Daniels is now cancer-free. “It’s surreal,” Daniels, 25, tells PEOPLE. “I can’t believe it.” Daniels was 19-years-old and a promising sophomore at Fordham University in New York City when he was diagnosed with the blood cancer. Despite four relapses and 30 rounds of chemotherapy, Daniels never gave up trying to find a bone marrow match – something he needed to survive. But the last thing Daniels expected was that he would save numerous … read more
LONDON — It’s no secret that many Bothans Rebels died to secure the plans for the Death Star. It’s part of the Star Wars mythology. But have you ever wondered how many died? Or how the entire Rebel mission materialized? Or who led the group of Resistance fighters to victory? (Her name is Jyn Erso, and she’s here to kick some Imperial ass.) If so, then Rogue One is the Star Wars story for you. Sure, we’ve heard all about their fateful mission, but we don’t exactly know how it all went … read more
Here is an admission that will certainly get me Internet-murdered: I have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is for multiple reasons, but primarily it’s because I do not care about Star Wars. I’m aware that this is neither an original nor #hot take on the franchise, but it is my truth, and I must live it. Please tell my family that I love them and tell my 13-year-old sister she can finally have my laptop.
It’s not that the Star Wars movies are so boring that I once watched the first … read more