Die amerikanische Schauspielerin Carrie Fisher ist an den Folgen eines schweren Herzinfarkts, den sie vier Tage zuvor erlitten hatte, im Alter von 60 Jahren verstorben. Fisher erlangte in der Stars Wars-Trilogie in der Rolle der Prinzessin Leia Kultstatus. Obwohl die Kalifornierin in 40 weiteren Filmen mitwirkte und sich als viel gelesene Autorin betätigte, blieb Carrie Fisher zeitlebens mit der Rolle der Prinzessin Leia verwoben. Entsprechend groß ist die Trauer im Social Web vor allem unter Star Wars-Fans und -Weggefährten.
„Carrie holds such a special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it is difficult to think of a world without her. She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere. We will miss her dearly.” -Kathleen Kennedy
George Lucas on Carrie Fisher. pic.twitter.com/fIc5q4HmhX
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) December 27, 2016
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn’t. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 27, 2016
There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly. pic.twitter.com/GgIeYGeMt9
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 27, 2016
I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie’s passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family & fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/DGRYQYPZgO
— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 27, 2016
We’ve lost our Princess. pic.twitter.com/N9xMYe6jLT
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 27, 2016
I’m heartbroken! Such a special person gone way too soon. I will forever miss #CarrieFisher. RIP
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) December 27, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 27, 2016
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
The light in The Galaxy is dimmed by the loss of our Princess Leia. May The Force Be With Her!! RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 27, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you. ?
— Alison Wonderland (@awonderdj) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. 1956-2016. Drowned in moonlight. Strangled by her own bra.
— Kaiji Tang (@KaijiTang) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher dedicated her platform to mental health awareness & female empowerment. She is a reason + reminder to keep up your fight. RIP
— h (@halsey) December 27, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 27, 2016
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) December 27, 2016