It’s been one year since Carrie Fisher’s death from a heart attack and the world is still mourning over such a loss. Carrie, best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars film franchise, was a fierce warrior on and off the screen and is sorely missed by all who knew her. Her on-screen brother Mark Hamill (best known for playing Luke Skywalker) shared a tender post in remembrance of his beloved friend.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
Mark’s post was just one of thousands from fans and friends remembering the star. A spokesman to the family, Simon Halls, released a statement to People one year ago on behalf of Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd.
The statement read: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Billie, 24. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.” On Friday Dec. 23, the star went into cardiac arrest onboard an 11-hour flight from London to LA. After the plane reached it’s destination, Fisher was seen being rushed to hospital.
Todd Fisher, the actress’ brother, spoke with Entertainment Tonight on Friday, commenting that Carrie’s condition was still unknown. He said: “She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after,” he said. “If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don’t want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently.”
Adding, “We don’t know. We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that’s why she is in ICU. I’m sure everyone wants to speculate, but now is not the time for that.” The iconic actress later died in hospital.
Carrie starred in the second and third Star Wars films as well as last year’s The Force Awakens. On top of this, Carrie also starred in 1980’s The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986 and, in 1989, When Harry Met Sally. Our thoughts remain with Billie and the whole family at this difficult time.
This post was written by Holly Royce and Candice Mehta-Culjak. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.