Carrie Fisher was not a musician, but she touched many in the music world.
Fisher died on Tuesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday. She was not only an actress in such films as Shampoo, the Star Wars saga, Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally, but was also a best-selling author, screenwriter and playwright and an in-demand speaker.
She also had connections throughout the musical world from her parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and her former husband, Paul Simon. What we are learning now is how deeply she affected others in music, leading off with Sean Lennon:
I can honestly say that Carrie was one of the best and closest friends I’ve ever had in my life. She was the smartest, funniest, kindest, and most generous person I have ever known. My heart is completely and permanently broken. This is the kind of loss that you never recover from. I know because I still miss my dad every single day. Carrie, I love you so much. I can’t imagine living my life without you there to fix it. You meant more to me than just friend or family, I feel that you were part of me, and you always will be. I can never thank you enough for all those magical evenings. Thank you Debbie and Billie for sharing your prodigal princess with me. My thoughts are with you now and forever. R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.
Others who have commented in the hours since her passing:
Goodbye to Carrie Fisher. Deepest sympathy to all those she touched in her life with spirit and wit, family, friends, acquaintances, and fans.
Sooooooooo sad!! I was hoping she would get thru this. Life is so precious. Here today and gone tomorrow. Enjoy every minute of it. Rest In Peace, my love. So young too! ?
RIP Carrie Fisher. Such a terrible loss.
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
You’ll be missed Princess Leia? 2016 has taken too many. May God bless you Carrie Fisher, your family, friends & fans
I saw Star Wars IV over 50 times in the theater in 1977. @carrieffisher helped shape my entire life! RIP :(
Not Carrie Fisher. Just. Not. Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher – great wit – great friend / one of the brightest lights has gone out . Deep condolences to Billie and Debbie . Scuse me while I break all my china now .
Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher. I grew up watching your movies and your role as Princess Leia will inspire many in the face of adversity
From outside the world of music:
Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful 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. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all.”
no words #Devastated
Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely. My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd and her many friends. We will all miss her.
Billy Dee Williams
I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn’t. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.
I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
Sweet, Brilliant, Irreverent, Huge hearted Carrie, You gave me advice I live by to this day, & always will. On the wings of angels fly…❤️
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.