A year has gone by since movie fans lost a Hollywood treasure and yet, it seems like yesterday that the shocking news made headlines.
Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia from Star Wars, tragically passed away on Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 60. Fisher suffered a medical emergency while on a flight home from her European book tour. The news left the world and fans devastated as countless people paid tribute to the fallen Star Wars princess.
Fisher's final role in the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi was said to be a tribute to the late actress and indeed it was. The film's closing credits displayed a beautiful message to Fisher who completed all of her scenes before her death.
For Our Princess Leia
Although Fisher is still deeply missed, her friends and family continue to honor her legacy. Actor Mark Hamill, who starred in the original Star Wars films with Fisher, paid tribute to his costar and friend on Thursday.
The actor uploaded a picture on his Twitter page that featured photos of the two together and a cartoon image of Fisher giving the middle finger.
Hamill and Fisher became close after filming the first Star Wars film. The two played the characters of twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
Hamill touched on Fisher's passing and her final performance during an interview with PeopleTV.
"I'm selfishly mad that she's not here to make me laugh. But I'm also grateful for all that she was able to give us while she was here. It has not been easy," Hamil stated.
During an interview back in 2015, Fisher touched on her thoughts about reprising her role as the princess turned general and what it meant to her.
"I didn't stop being Leia. I mean, it doesn't go away. It's like a persistent rash. No. But I am...I stayed in character for the last 35 years. People identify me with her so much, and I am the custodian of Princess Leia, so I try and keep her fit and ready for action," she stated.
Fisher also starred in the films: When Harry Met Sally, Blues Brothers, Scream 3, and Sorority Row.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is showing in theaters now.