Friends and fans are devastated following the news of Carrie Fisher's passing.
Actress Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 on Tuesday morning after suffering a "massive" heart attack on Friday.
The actress was on a flight from London to Los Angeles when she had the heart attack and was rushed to hospital when the flight landed.
Despite her mother, Debbie Reynolds, declaring Carrie was in a "stable condition" over the weekend, she died at 8:55am on Tuesday morning, her daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed to Variety.
Co-workers and famous fans have been quick to respond to the sad news of Carrie's passing.
Her Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill, wrote on Twitter that he had "no words", adding he was "devastated".
Meanwhile, her new generation of fans, including Anna Kendrick and her Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Lupita Nyong'o, also expressed their grief on social media.
Carrie has gifted fans with a lengthy list of film and television credits, as well as a best-selling book, but she is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars films.
The film's director, George Lucas, has released a statement saying "she will be missed by all."
"Carrie and I were friends for most of our adult lives," he wrote. "She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colourful personality that everybody loved."
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Her co-star, Harrison Ford, with whom she recently revealed she had an affair, also paid tribute to his dear friend.
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” he said in a statement. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.”
Read their statements and the feelings of many below.
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher- what a hard, wild, exciting, fun, teaching life you led. Sorry you've left but may the Force be with you. RIP #carriefisher— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) December 27, 2016
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
So so so sad. Thank you, Carrie Fisher. What a loss.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
If I heard Carrie Fisher was going to make an appearance I wanted to see it. U know ur special when Meryl Streep plays YOU in a movie. RIP.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 27, 2016
Oh no we lost Carrie Fisher too. She was so funny and full of life. Rip. Condolences to her family and friends. We'll miss her too.— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) December 27, 2016
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
Sweet dreams, darling @carrieffisher. I'm gonna miss you. So much. x— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) December 27, 2016
You will always be my princess. RIP Carrie Fisher. https://t.co/NjuqovLaXe— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) 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