Celebrities react to Carrie Fisher's death

Dec 28, 2016, 00:20

Williams called Fisher "a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired", while Mayhew said she was "the brightest light in every room she entered".

Passengers attempted to revive her with CPR and she was taken to hospital when the plane landed.

"She lived her life, bravely..."

Brandon McCarthy stood by his joke on Twitter about Carrie Fisher after the actress' death.

She appeared on the show to promote her new book, The Princess Diarist, a series of excerpts from the diaries she wrote as a 19-year-old while filming Star Wars.

Fisher recently released her memoir, "The Princess Diarist", on November 22. The obit wrapped up: "Ms. Fisher established Princess Leia as a damsel who could very much deal with her own distress, whether facing down the villainy of the dreaded Darth Vader or the romantic interests of the roguish smuggler Han Solo".

She told People magazine: "It was so intense".

She was widely praised for her performance in the hit 1989 comedy "When Harry Met Sally", but began to turn her back on acting in favor of writing. She leaves behind a younger brother, Todd Fisher, and two half-sisters, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

The world lost an icon on Tuesday when news broke that actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60.

Fisher was briefly married to singer/songwriter Paul Simon in the 1980s. The pair had been in a relationship for five years, but they divorced just a year after tying the knot.

Since 1987, when her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards From the Edge - about an actress fresh out of drug rehab - was released, Fisher has been an outspoken advocate for people struggling with addiction and mental illness.

It was that advocacy that Cho mentions that really defined Fisher's later years.

She had a number of minor roles in various films but she found herself unable to recapture the profile that Star Wars had given her.

Others also expressed their admiration for Fisher and sympathies for her family. Among the films she lists as having worked on were Hook, Sister Act and Lethal Weapon 3.

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