Tragically, 2016 just took away another slice of hope.
Earlier today, the news was confirmed that the legendary actress and writer Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60, and this comes a mere matter of days after she was first hospitalized following a heart attack aboard an aircraft. This is devastating to the entire fandom of “Star Wars,” but it goes far beyond that given that Fisher was bold, strong, and multi-talented beyond words. She was a powerful voice who was never afraid to speak up for what’s right, and as a result of that she had so many admirers.
We know that there are already so many different tributes to her out there, so for the sake of this article we want to focus more on the ones that are relevant to the time that she spent on TV.
Tina Fey, who she appeared with briefly on “30 Rock” (per Time Magazine) – “Carrie Fisher meant a lot to me. Like many women my age, Princess Leia occupies about sixty percent of my brain at any given time. But Carrie’s honest writing and her razor-sharp wit were an even greater gift. I feel so lucky that I got to meet her. I’m very sad she is gone.”
Sharon Horgan, who she appeared with on “Catastrophe” (per Instagram) – “Carrie was my friend. It took me three series but I got her in the end. She was the most generous, fun, gifted, smart, kind, funny funny funny person I’ve ever met. She certainly wasn’t ready to go. I’m so glad we became pals. I’m so devastated at her loss. I want to write about her more but I can’t process yet.”
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane via Twitter (Carrie lent her voice to multiple episodes) – “Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.”
Before we go, we want to express our condolences and well-wishes to Fisher’s entire family, friends and fans who are heart-broken. We know that for so many people out there (us included), “Star Wars” in particular opened up a whole world of imagination that was never possible before, and she was a big part of bringing that to life. Not only that, but Fisher then helped in the years to come to create many other new and exciting worlds. She may be known best as an actress, but we’ll remember her more as a creator, a free thinker, and someone who sent us to a wide array of galaxies far, far away. Without her, so much joy in the world will be lost, but she gave us so much and we’ll be forever grateful for that. (Photo: NBC.)