Harrison Ford Remembers Carrie Fisher as ‘One-of-a-Kind’ ‘Original’

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Harrison Ford eulogized his “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher as a “one-of-a-kind” person and an “original” after the actress died Tuesday at the age of 60.

“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” Ford said in a statement. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.”

Ford went on to say that his thoughts were with Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, and brother Todd Fisher.


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“We will all miss her,” he said.

Fisher recently revealed that she and Ford had an exciting three-month affair during the making of the first “Star Wars” film. She was 19 years old, while Ford was 33, married, and a father of two.

Fisher said that she informed the actor that she was going to reveal their affair in her memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” which was published this year. She had some regrets about going public.

“He’s incredibly private,” Fisher told People. “I feel really bad about doing that to him. But yes, I told him I found the journals and I was going to publish them, and he sort of went, ‘Lawyer!’”

Ford and Fisher also created on-screen sparks. Their characters in the “Star Wars” films, Han Solo and Princess Leia, have a combative relationship that ultimately results in a passionate romance. Both actors reprised their roles in last winter’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Fisher suffered a heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She died Tuesday morning.

She was a member of a prominent show business family: Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the star of “Singin’ in the Rain,” and her father, Eddie Fisher, was a popular recording star. In addition to “Star Wars,” Fisher wrote the best-selling novel “Postcards From the Edge” and appeared in “Soapdish” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

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  1. KansasGuest says:

    I’m going to miss her biting wit and frank observations. I bet she had about 30 zingers queued up just waiting to go about the pending Trump administration alone. Condolences to her family, who loved and supported her regardless of her issues.

  2. MARK WEISS says:

    I will miss Carrie fisher I have been a fan of star wars since the beginning. I have seen all
    The films including the force awakens I will see all the other STAR WARS FILMS

  3. Can’t believe she’s gone, May the force be with You Carrie Fisher. Condolences to her family, mom, daughter and her brother Todd.

  4. Mr. Tracey says:

    Gone too soon. RIP Ms Fisher.

  5. Angie says:

    She’ll be missed.

    RIP Carrie Fisher

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