Veteran Hollywood actor Harrison Ford remembered his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher calling her “brilliant” and “one-of-a-kind” person. Fisher passed away at the age of 60 after suffering what was described as a massive heart while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, reported E!online.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely,” Ford said in a statement. Ford went on to say that his thoughts were with Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, and brother Todd Fisher.
“We will all miss her,” he said.
Fisher recently revealed that she and Ford had a three-month affair during the making of the first “Star Wars” film. She was 19 years old, while Ford was 33, married, and a father of two.
Even their characters in the “Star Wars” films, Han Solo and Princess Leia, share a passionate romance. Both actors reprised their roles in last winter’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The other cast members and creators of sci-fi franchise also paid tribute to Fisher.
Also read | After Carrie Fisher’s death, what happens to Princess Leia? Here is a Star Wars-sized dilemma
“Carrie and I have been friends for most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented writer, actress and comedienne with a very colourful personality that everyone loved.
“In Star Wars, she was our great and powerful princess – feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all,” Geroge Lucas said in a statement.
“No words. Devastated,” tweeted Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the franchise. “You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power. She was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine. What an
unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all,” “The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams wrote.