23 celebrities react to Carrie Fisher’s death, because they’re as shaken as we are

Horrible news struck today, just when we thought things would end up fine. Unfortunately, it’s been reported that Carrie Fisher has just passed away after suffering from a heart attack right before Christmas.

The statement was released to People by Simon Halls, a representative of the family, based on confirmation from Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," the statement read.

Obviously this news is pretty devastating. Not only have we faced so many celebrity deaths this year, but Fisher is pretty much a legend. Most notable for the role of Princess Leia, she was a shining star in both the Star Wars universe, and the acting world.

Celebrities jumped on Twitter to express their sadness over the news. Here are just a few of the many incredible tributes.

1Zach Braff

2Craig Ferguson

3Bryan Fuller

4Steve Martin


5Paula Abdul

6The Farrelly Brothers

7Ken Jeong

8Jane Leeves

9Ryan Adams

10Billy Eichner

11Adina Porter

12Margaret Cho

13Stephen Fry

14William Shatner

15Roseanne Barr


16Albert Brooks

17Josh Gad

18Sara Benincasa


19Kumail Nanjiani

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20Mara Wilson

(Mara’s full story of the encounter can be read through this chain of tweets)

21Anna Kendrick

22Chloe Grace Moretz

23Denis Leary

As more and more celebrities weigh in, it’s blatantly obvious that Carrie Fisher meant so much to so many people. We are devastated by the news of her passing, and wish nothing but peace and love for her family and friends as they mourn the loss.

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