Stars wars fans pay tribute to actress Carrie Fisher

The film industry and fans around the world have been paying tribute to the US actress and author Carrie Fisher, who has died aged 60 after a cardiac arrest.

She was best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series.

Stars Wars‘ “She was our great and powerful princess. She will be missed by all,” he said

Her fellow Star Wars actor Mark Hamill called the news “downright heart-breaking,” adding “Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all – whether she liked it or not”.

In New York, fans Eric and Elizabeth McCabe spoke of their shock at the news.

“She’s a hero and will always be remembered as such,” said Elizabeth McCabe.

“We grew up watching Star Wars and actually she looked pretty good in the last movie. We didn’t realise that her health was so bad. It’s really upsetting,” added Eric.

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