Mark, 67, who, of course, played the iconic character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, took to Twitter to share some kind words about Carrie, who passed at the age of 60 after suffering cardiac arrest. Mark tweeted, “It makes me so happy to know how overwhelmed and touched she would be by the worldwide outpouring of love and affection for her today.” What made this tweet even more wonderful is that it included a drawing of Carrie holding her beloved French Bulldog Gary.
It makes me so happy to know how overwhelmed & touched she would be by the worldwide outpouring of love & affection for her today… ❤️#AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever #KeepMovingThingsAreBoundToBeImproving pic.twitter.com/JdAMjWwtPl
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2018
Mark also added a few hashtags to his tweet, including #CarrieOnForever and #AlwaysWithUs. Mark and Carrie became known worldwide when they previously starred in five Star Wars films, with Carrie playing Princess Leia. But Mark wasn’t the only person close to Carrie to share something lovely for her on her death anniversary, as her daughter, Billie Lourd, also posted a heartwarming video of herself playing a musical tribute to her late mom.
Mark and Carrie became very close over the years, and in 2017, Mark recalled a time when he and Carrie found themselves making out while on the Star Wars set. “I remember one time — I’m sure alcohol was involved — we were talking about kissing techniques. I said, ‘Well, I think I’m a fairly good kisser. I like to let the women come to me rather than be aggressive,’” Mark told The Guardian. “And she said, ‘What do you mean?’ Well, next thing you know we’re making out like teenagers!” Mark added that the two were “really attracted to each other!”
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🎏🅾️®️ ♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱It has been two years since my Momby’s death and I still don’t know what the “right” thing to do on a death anniversary is (I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about your loved ones). So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together – sing. This is the piano her father gave her and this was one of her favorite songs. And as the song says, we must “keep on moving”. I’ve found that what keeps me moving is doing things that make me happy, working hard on the things that I’m passionate about and surrounding myself with people I love and making them smile. I hope this encourages anyone feeling a little low or lost to “keep on moving”. As my Momby once said, “take your broken heart and turn it into art” – whatever that art may be for you. ❤️
“The one thing that drew Carrie and me back from the precipice was we kind of became aware of what we were doing and just burst out laughing. Which was unfortunate for me because the rocket launch sequence had been initiated,” Mark joked.
Carrie may be gone, but she will still make an appearance in next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. The late actress will return all thanks to some unused footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rest in peace, Carrie, you’re dearly missed.