Celebrities, fans react to news of Carrie Fisher’s death

The force is dark today!” — Billy Dee Williams, on Twitter.”CarriefFisher was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend. I will miss her dearly.” — Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in “Star Wars,” on Twitter.“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. Celebrities and fans reacted via statements and social media Tuesday to the news of Carrie Fisher’s death.“no words #Devastated” — Mark Hamill, on Twitter“There are no words for this loss. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.” — Steve Martin, on Twitter“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. … What a sad way to end the year.” — SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, in a statement“Carrie Fisher didn’t make it. I am very, very sad.” — Anthony Daniels, on Twitter.“I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. Sail On Silver Girl.” — Whoopi Goldberg, on Twitter.[View the story “‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dead at 60” on Storify]   We will all miss her.” — Harrison Ford, in a statement“Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. I can’t believe she’s gone.” — Ellen DeGeneres, on Twitter.“Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Funny and emotionally fearless. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. Love Carries Mother” — Debbie Reynolds, on Facebook“Carrie was one-of-a-kind.brilliant, original. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. I will miss our banterings. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally.” — Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, in a statement“When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess — feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think.” — George Lucas, in a statement“Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. I didn’t. She was so much fun. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.”— William Shatner, on Twitter“She was a beautiful spirit and a light that has dimmed too soon. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.” — Bette Midler, on Twitter“I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree.