Death came too soon for Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia Organa.

The iconic actress passed away of a heart attack just today (Wednesday, 28th December), and many celebrities have took to social media to mourn her death. Her passing was first announced early this morning by family’s spokesperson Simon Halls, then confirmed by her mother Debbie Reynolds via a Facebook post.

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Fisher’s half-sisters, Tricia and Joely Fisher, were devastated by the news and posted heartbreaking messages on Twitter, accompanied by photos of themselves with Carrie. In Tricia‘s caption, she simply wrote, “Heartbroken,” while Joely said, “The Infathomable loss…the earth is off its axis today…how dare you take her away from us.

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Her “Star Wars” family was also openly grieving, with Harrison Ford stating, “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.

In a statement, director George Lucas, who worked on all the original “Star Wars” movie, said, “Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. 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. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all.

Carrie Fisher

Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger expressed, “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. 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. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today.

President of Lucasfilms Kathleen Kennedy wrote, “Carrie holds such special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it is difficult to think of a world without her. She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere. We will miss her dearly.

Legendary director Steven Spielberg wrote, “I have always stood in awe of Carrie. Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn’t need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams, and fellow “Star Wars” actors Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, as well as Anthony Daniels also took to Twitter to share their sadness.

See their heartfelt tweets here:

However, Fisher’s kindness and influence clearly stretched further than her “Star Wars” family, as other co-stars and celebrities also shared their memories and messages of condolences on social media.

Here are some of the messages left by them:

“I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.” #ripcarriefisher

A photo posted by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on

Saddest of all were tweets which came from the Twitter handle @Gary_TheDog, which is Fisher’s beloved pet.

You’ll be deeply missed, Princess. Rest in peace.

Sources: People, USA Today, Variety, Billboard.

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