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Mark Hamill leads celebrity tributes to Carrie Fisher one year after her death

Perhaps best known as Star Wars’ Princess Leia Organa, actress Carrie Fisher, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack one year ago.

By Holly Royce and Candice Mehta-Culjak
It's been one year since Carrie Fisher passed away from a heart attack.
Carrie, best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars film franchise, was a fierce warrior on and off screen and is sorely missed by all who knew her.
Her on screen brother, Mark Hamill (best known for playing Luke Skywalker) shared a tender post in remembrance of his beloved friend.
Mark's post was just one of thousands from fan's and friends remembering the star.
A spokesman to the family, Simon Halls, released a statement to PEOPLE one year ago on behalf of Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd.
The statement read: "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning."
Billie Lourd (L) has previously spoken of her mum Carrie (R), saying: "I'm always proud of my mother."
"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly," says Billie, 24. "Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
On Friday December 23, the star went into cardiac arrest onboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles.
After the plane reached it's destination, Fisher was seen being rushed to hospital.
Carrie had just released a new book, The Princess Diarist which revealed a steamy affair she shared with Harrison Ford while shooting Star Wars.
Todd Fisher, the actress' brother, spoke with Entertainment Tonight on Friday, commenting that Carrie's condition was still unknown.
He said: "She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after," he said. "If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
Adding, "We don't know. We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that's why she is in ICU. I'm sure everyone wants to speculate, but now is not the time for that."
The iconic actress later died in hospital.
Star Wars trilogy costars Mark Hamill (R) and Carrie Fisher (L).
Carrie starred in the second and third Star Wars films as well as last year's The Force Awakens. On top of this, Carrie also starred in 1980's The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986 and, in 1989, When Harry Met Sally.
Our thoughts remain with Billie and the whole family at this difficult time.
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