On Tuesday, the Star Wars icon passed away from cardiac arrest at UCLA Medical Center. The 60-year-old’s devastating death comes just days after she suffered a massive heart attack on a United Airlines flight.
He remembered his Star Wars costar, saying:
“It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥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.”
The 65-year-old continued:
“Determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy. She played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her. 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, mh.”
Our hearts are hurting for everyone affected by this terrible loss.
[Image via Lucasfilm.]