The passing of Carrie Fisher came as a huge shock not only to the general public, but to those who have fallen in love with her time and time again as the beautiful and fiercely strong, Princess Leia.
Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60 of cardiac arrest. She too struggled with a lifelong battle with Bipolar Disorder, but she never let it stop her from being the woman she was always meant to be, an amazing role model and influence to anyone who has ever felt like there were too many odds against them to flourish.
Fisher once commented on her role as Princess Leia:
"I am Princess Leia, no matter what. If I were trying to get a good table, I wouldn't say I wrote Postcards [From the Edge, her best-selling novel]. Or, if I'm trying to get someone to take my check and I don't have ID, I wouldn't say: "Have you seen [When] Harry Met Sally?" Princess Leia will be on my tombstone."
With The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars taking place yesterday, it would have been tragic for the iconic franchise not to commemorate their most cherished and legendary Princess Leia. But of course, they more than anyone felt the weight of her passing and made sure she would never be forgotten.
George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, shared his thoughts on Carrie:
"She was very strong, very smart, very funny, very bold, very tough, and there really wasn't much of a question. There are not very many people like her. They are one in a billion," he said. "She wore a dress through the whole thing, but she was the toughest one in the group."
Check out the montage below. You may want to grab some tissues. Star Wars fan or not, Fisher was an incredibly talented and vibrant woman who played the hell out of that role.
We hope that Carrie Fisher has found peace in a galaxy far, far away.