Carrie Fisher Remembered By Her Dog Gary: ‘I’ll Still Be Waiting for You’

“Star Wars” star rarely went out without her therapy dog

Last Updated: December 28, 2016 @ 6:42 AM

Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary posted another tweet on Tuesday, after the “Star Wars” actress passed away that morning at the age of 60.

“I’ll still be waiting for you,” the message said, referencing an earlier post on the account written after Fisher suffered a severe heart attack last week.

The tweet came just three hours after news broke that Fisher had died. A previous tweet on Tuesday from Gary’s account read, “Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher.”

Fisher, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, adopted the french bulldog more than three years ago to settle her nerves. Gary has since accompanied her on red carpets and sat-in for on-camera interviews, quickly turning him into a fan-favorite.

“This is Gary. He’s very, very famous on Twitter,” the actress said, introducing Gary during a “Good Morning America” appearance to promote “The Force Awakens” last December (video below). Gary’s account currently has more than 29,000 followers.

“He’s a true eccentric,” Fisher said in an interview with TheWrap’s Steve Pond at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. “When they take pictures [at Comic-Con], he’s a huge part of it. And everyone knows who he is.”

Gary’s account had been sharing updates on Fisher’s health status throughout the weekend after posting a photo on Friday of him sitting by the window and promising to “be waiting right here” for her to come home.

“Gary is mental also,” Fisher previously joked during an interview with the Herald Tribune. “My mother says Gary is a hooligan. Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me and that calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me.”


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