‘One of a kind’ Harrison Ford opens up following Carrie Fisher’s death


Following the death of his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher yesterday, Hollywood heavy-hitter Harrison Ford has released a statement paying tribute to the much-loved and highly-regarded actress.

In words which are bound to strike a chord with countless fans of the film franchise, Harrison acknowledged Carrie's joie de vivre, and sent his condolences to her family.

"Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original," he told People magazine.

"Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely," he continued. "My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”

Speaking to E! News, Star Wars creator, George Lucas, also paid tribute to the actress who played Princess Leia in the iconic films.

"Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colourful 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." George added.

60-year-old Carrie died after suffering a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.