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.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
Many other tributes also immediately flooded social media after news of Fisher's death spread.
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher didn't make it. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 27, 2016
We've lost a true gem with Carrie Fisher's passing. Her humor, talent and brutal honesty were gifts to the world. Her voice will be missed.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was a smart, bold, brilliant woman. So very sad. #rip
— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher "Ugh,will everybody stop all of this?"
Us "no, let us gush, you just have to take it"
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 27, 2016
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. A brilliantly funny, talented woman. We will miss your humor now more than ever.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 27, 2016