This morning the world awoke to the news that beloved actress Carrie Fisher had passed away.
She suffered a cardiac episode on a plane only days ago and although her mother, Debbie Reynolds, assured fans that she was in a stable condition, Princess Leia simply could not hold on.
Tributes have flooded in from all corners of the globe as Carrie has belonged in the hearts of many ever since her first film appearance as Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope.
She took on the role at just 19 years old and her co-stars, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, have both released statements following her death.
About his on-screen love, Harrison said: