Mark Hamill has shared a lengthy tribute to his late “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher, an actress he called a “beloved space-twin.”
“It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking,” the actor wrote on his Facebook page. “Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all — whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away.”
Hamill and Fisher co-starred in the legendary sci-fi film series as long-lost twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Both reprised their roles in last year’s sequel, “The Force Awakens.”
“She played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her,” Hamill wrote. “I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years. Thanks Carrie. I love you.”
The post came hours after Hamill first reacted to the news on Twitter, where he shared a photo of the two of them together in character. “No words,” he wrote. “Devastated.”
Fisher died on Tuesday morning after suffering a severe heart attack last week while on a Los Angeles-bound plane from London.
Since the announcement of her passing, members of Fisher’s “Star Wars” family have taken to social media to mourn.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” said Harrison Ford 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.”
“The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams also shared a tribute to Fisher, calling her “brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine.”
Read Hamill’s full post below: