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.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
RIP Carrie Fisher, who died 1 year ago today. "The Force will be with you, always." pic.twitter.com/fuzJWamTiv
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 27, 2017
— Jon Donahue (@JonDonahue) December 27, 2017
It’s been a year since we lost Carrie Fisher. My resolution for 2018 is to put into better practice everything she taught – the wisdom to own yourself, flaws and all, and to give as few fucks as possible pic.twitter.com/1eA6BaRzUY
— Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou) December 27, 2017
— Skeletrina (@ohcatrina) December 27, 2017
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) December 27, 2017
"I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art."
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) December 27, 2017
‘…but I knew him’