It was December 27 a year ago when Star Wars fans started mourning the death of their favorite Princess Leia. The talented actress and writer Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 just a day before her 84-year-old mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away from a stroke. Fisher’s body examination concluded that “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” contributed to the cause of her death.
From last year until today, her fans still remember this great talent and wonderful woman. Two days ago, they paid a special tribute to her on social media with a plethora of creative and heartwarming artwork.
Billie Lourd, Fisher’s only daughter, said in a statement that the actress and writer “battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life … and she ultimately died of it.”
Fisher also thrived as an author. She published four novels: Postcards from the Edge (1987), later adapted into a motion picture in which another two Hollywood legends – Meryl Strep and Shirley MacLaine – played Carrie and her mother, as well as Surrender the Pink (1990), Delusions of Grandma (1993) and The Best Awful There Is (2004).
She also wrote non-fiction, publishing four books: Hollywood Mom (2001), Wishful Drinking (2008) adapted from her one-woman play, Shockaholic (2011) and The Princess Diarist (2016).
Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher spoke to Entertainment Tonight soon after her passing, saying that it was as if their mother made the decision to follow: “She literally looked at me and said, ‘I want to be with Carrie,’ and closed her eyes and went to sleep.”
“The next morning, we had a little further dialogue and she chose to leave the planet in front of my face two feet away,” he continued. “If you had told me this story and I wasn’t there, I would have a very hard time believing what I saw.”
Heartbroken fans started showing their appreciation to the actress in stunning outpourings of creativity and love
During the past years countless photos, videos, and quotes showing appreciation for Carrie Fisher have been shared
Some used the hashtag #CarrieOnForever
Star Wars fans are everywhere
The actress and author once famously said: “Take your broken heart and make it into art.”
So that’s what her fans did.
“Drowned in moonlight”
“Strangled by her own bra”
A sweet angel
Left this world, but still in our hearts!
Living life by her own rules
One of the most special tributes came from Mark Hamill, the original Luke Skywalker
Mark tweeted, “No one’s ever really gone.”
Mark tweeted, “No one’s ever really gone.” – a line that he actually says to Princess Leia in The Last Jedi.
Fisher once fittingly said: “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.”
We will always remember you, Carrie!
Here are some Star Wars-inspired tattoos.