‘The force is dark today’: Former co-stars, fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher after news of death

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Fans, friends and celebrities are mourning the loss of iconic "Star Wars" actress, Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday.

Carrie, 60, died four days after suffering a cardiac event on a flight from London.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to People.com on behalf of Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, Tuesday afternoon. It states:

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.  She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Two former "Star Wars" co-stars, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams, tweeted touching messages shortly after the announcement.

Many other tributes also immediately flooded social media after news of Fisher's death spread.

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