Mark Hamill has led the tributes to the late Carrie Fisher on the one-year anniversary of her death.
Fisher suffered a medical emergency while flying from London to LA on December 23, 2016. Four days later, she died of a cardiac arrest in hospital.
Sharing pictures of the two iconic Star Wars actors together, plus an illustration depicting Fisher as an ancient queen with a playful attitude, Hamill wrote: “No one’s ever really gone… #AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, posted a picture of the Northern Lights in an Instagram tribute to her late mother, writing: “My momby had an otherworldly obsession with the northern lights, but I never got to see them with her.
“We journeyed to northern Norway to see if we might ‘see the heavens lift up her dark skirts and flash her dazzling privates across [our] unworthy irises’. And she did. I love you times infinity.”
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Meanwhile, fans and admirers of the actress and screenwriter have also been marking the anniversary with tweets and Instagram posts.
Check out a selection below.
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a little girl watched a movie about a princess that didn’t need saving, and she grew up and became an aerospace engineer that builds spacecraft and that takes no crap. Thank you, Carrie. #CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/n7LM5f8VJO
— Steph Evz (@StephEvz43) December 27, 2017
It’s been a year and tears still come rolling down my cheeks when I think of you. Thank you for being my biggest inspiration, always. #CarrieFisher #CarrieOnForever #RIPCarrieFisher #StarWars pic.twitter.com/sMYpmBsqfQ
— Rebecca Brambilla (@beckybrambilla) December 27, 2017
— Bill Sienkiewicz (@sinKEVitch) December 27, 2017
"I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra." -Carrie Fisher
— Sami Ann ??? (@samiikinnss) December 27, 2017
Fisher made her final film appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opened in cinemas on December 14. Directed Rian Johnson has since revealed that Fisher actually wrote some of the film’s funniest lines.
Meanwhile, has recently emerged that Fisher once sent a cow tongue to a Hollywood producer who had harassed one of her friends.
Hamill, who starred opposite Fisher in the original Star Wars trilogy and its two recent sequels, previously compared losing her to the death of John Lennon. He told Reuters: “She’s irreplaceable. It’s like every fan was dreaming of the day The Beatles would reunite, and then we lost John [Lennon]. It’s just unbearably sad.”