Today marks one year since the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, the world’s Princess Leia. She was fierce, she was loyal, she was honest, and she was a voice for fans everywhere who suffered from mental health issues. Carrie was open and unapologetic as she spoke about issues like depression and anxiety and she paved the way for others to break the stigma as well.
Carrie was also a friend and an incredible one at that. Everyone who had her in their corner was made better for it, and her loss is felt heavily today. When the world learned of her passing, tributes took over social media. On the anniversary of her passing, the same sentiments are shared.
For some, it’s still hard to process her being gone. For others, her loss is more tangible. No matter where her friends, fans, and loved ones are in the process of grief; they’re choosing to live more like she did. There’s no better way to honor her spirit.
Mark Hamill’s Tweet struck the hearts of thousands, and their bond remains unbreakable. Others soon followed suit.