Fans shared their grief online after “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher’s death was announced.
The 60-year-old Fisher was hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, and she died Tuesday.
Her death comes near the end of a year that saw the passings of numerous iconic celebrities, including David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder and, this past week, George Michael.
In addition to her acting career, Fisher was also a well-regarded “script doctor,” novelist and mental health activist.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
— Christian West (@christian1968uk) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. Legit crying. What a great, funny, amazing writer and person.
— Captain Awkward (@CAwkward) December 27, 2016
I'm sitting in stunned silence learning of the death of #CarrieFisher. In what has been a particularly sad year this may be the hardest. RIP
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 27, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher did more to combat mental health stigma by being open about her struggles with bipolar and addiction than did most politicians
— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) December 27, 2016
Leia was cool but it was the @carrieffisher of the last few years – brash, unapologetic, ferociously vulnerable – that I loved the most.
— MAX IM A KOOPA (@meakoopa) December 27, 2016
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) December 27, 2016
Oscars are gonna have to make the whole show out of In Memoriam and make the awards part just a montage
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) December 27, 2016
— Lady Ä (@she_nutt) December 27, 2016
And the hits just keep on coming 💔
2016, you suck
— Dre (@BwbNme) December 27, 2016
It has literally been every day of the Christmas holidays that a celebrity has died, all part of my childhood. #CarrieFisher
— Simon Love (@LoveSimon88) December 27, 2016
— Vanessa Veras (@VaneeVeras) December 27, 2016
— Cariad Lloyd (@ladycariad) December 27, 2016
— Michael Libby (@tenaciouslibbs) December 27, 2016