The actor’s personality was so larger-than-life that people are still reeling from her loss nearly a year later—especially during the entertainment industry’s current reckoning with sexual harassment and violence, issues she never shied away from. Just last week, a friend remembered the time Fisher hand-delivered a severed cow tongue in a Tiffany box to a producer who’d groped her and watched him open it.
She reminded him, “If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be [clears throat] something of yours in a much smaller box.”
In tribute to Fisher’s incredible life, Twitter celebrated her birthday all day long:
Remembering Carrie on her birthday today. 😢 pic.twitter.com/cOwE3DRmFY— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 21, 2017
Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher. You are missed, you gem of a human. pic.twitter.com/ShjPVnVGTQ— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) October 21, 2017
In honor of Carrie Fisher’s birthday, we’re remembering her appearances on TODAY. pic.twitter.com/Zg76n00H9O— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 21, 2017
Today would be the 61st birthday of Carrie Fisher – patron saint of Badass Women Everywhere Who Are Totally Fun But Take Zero Shit. https://t.co/vq6rJNx2I1— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) October 21, 2017
Happy birthday Carrie Fisher. Miss this icon and her wit & wisdom so much. pic.twitter.com/KR3BLHZep7— Sara Tasker (@meandorla) October 21, 2017
Always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aFJpxrLR9G— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21, 2017
And in perhaps the best tribute of all, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, shared a childhood photo of the pair on Instagram, writing out “Happy Birthday Momb” in difficult-to-read emoji—the way her mother used to tweet.