“I want to say something about my friend, Carrie Fisher,” DeGeneres said. “I knew her for a long time. She has been on the show many times and the last time was just a month ago. I loved when she was here. She made me laugh so hard. She was smart. She was funny. She was hilariously honest about herself and the world around her.”
The daytime show host then played a range of clips from Fisher’s numerous appearances on “Ellen,” which included several funny moments and also a comparison between a childhood picture of Fisher and one of an adult Donald Trump.
“I miss you, Carrie. I love you,” DeGeneres concluded.
Fisher died on Dec. 27 at the age of 60 after she suffered cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles. Debbie Reynolds, Fisher’s mother, died the following day at the age of 84.