Mark Hamill pays tribute to 'beloved space-twin' Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill is mourning his Star Wars costar and “beloved space-twin,” Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at age 60 after suffering a heart attack last week.
Hamill — who as Luke Skywalker played the long-lost twin of Fisher’s Princess Leia in several films — wrote in a moving statement Tuesday, “It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all- whether she liked it or not.”
He continued, “She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away. Determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy.”
Earlier Tuesday, shortly after news of Fisher’s death broke, Hamill had posted a photo of him and Fisher in their Stars Wars costumes with the brief caption, “no words #Devastated.”
In his statement, Hamill added that Fisher “played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her. I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years.”
Read Hamill’s full statement: