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Mark Hamill and fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

'No one’s ever really gone…'


Bryan Rolli


Posted on Dec 27, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:47 am CDT

Mark Hamill took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to post a heartfelt tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died of cardiac arrest one year ago today at the age of 60.

“No one’s ever really gone…” the Star Wars veteran captioned the post, quoting a line of dialogue that his own character, Luke Skywalker, tells Fisher’s Leia Organa in The Last Jedi. The tweet included two photos of Hamill and Fisher together—one from their youth and one from the filming of The Last Jedi—along with a majestically irreverent illustration of Fisher dressed in royal attire, flashing the middle finger with one hand and holding her dog, Gary Fisher, in the other.

The dichotomy of the illustration aptly described Fisher’s own attitude toward life. The actress rocketed to fame as the cunning, feisty Princess Leia in 1977’s original Star Wars, but spoke candidly about her own struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction throughout her life. She became a noted mental health advocate and feminist role model, with a wicked sense of humor undercutting her own triumphs and tribulations.

Other fans quickly followed Hamill’s lead, posting photos, gifs, and fan art of Fisher using the hashtags #AlwaysWithUs and #CarrieOnForever. Some quoted a passage from the star’s 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking, in which she makes a request for her own obituary: “I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

See some of the most touching Carrie Fisher tributes below.

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*First Published: Dec 27, 2017, 10:06 am CST