The passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, has made this week pretty dang rough on all of us. Over the last few days, we’ve seen Carrie’s fans and friends pay tribute to her across the world in some way or another. Oscar Isaac, one of the newer members of the Star Wars family, just made his own touching and personal statement about the General of the Rebel Alliance on Facebook.
There are so many things to love about the following pictures. In the above picture, we see a couple of old pals hanging out on set, presumably at Pinewood Studios in London. Just chillin’. Isaac writes:
She had no patience for pretense or small talk. She saw through things, at a different angle, with the gritty wisdom that comes from the hardest lessons. And, man, did she make me laugh.
Will miss you dearly, Carrie.
The picture below was actually posted on Tuesday, December 27, but this one speaks to how little f**ks this woman gave. She was just Carrie being Carrie — a badass independent woman who will do what she wants.
My heart breaks to hear the news of Carrie’s passing. My thoughts are with her family. ?? #maytheforcebewithyou
Then we have Mr. Gary, Carrie’s beloved little dog. As pet owners ourselves, it breaks our hearts to imagine why his favorite human is no longer around. It’s nice to know that Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd has taken him in, though.
Mr. Gary Fisher… whenever you and your mommy arrived all the lights shined brighter…
Carrie Fisher passed away December 27, 2016 after suffering a major heart attack while returning home from London on Friday, December 23.
Outside of her work as an actor, Carrie Fisher was a prolific writer. She acted as a script doctor on countless films, and she wrote several novels and memoirs throughout her life. She often spoke openly and honestly about her struggles with drug abuse and staying sober. She also became an advocate against the stigma that comes with mental health, reminding others that they are not alone, and that it’s okay to seek help.
Fisher left an indelible mark on all of us as Princess Leia. She stood out as one of the first independent female characters on screen, inspiring generations of women and young girls. Earlier this week, thousands of fans gathered at Downtown Disney in Anaheim and at the Alamo Drafthouse in New Orleans to hold a lightsaber vigil in honor of their favorite rebel.