It’s strange to think that it’s been a year since Carrie Fisher, the iconic American actress and writer, passed away at the age of 60. Known best for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, her legacy has been remembered by one of her most famous co-stars and friends, Mark Hamill.
The actor, who played Leia’s brother Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and reunited with her in this year’s The Last Jedi, posted a touching tribute on his Instagram account. A direct lift from a conversation Luke and Leia have in the series’ latest instalment, Hamill kept it simple: “No one’s ever really gone…” it reads, with the hashtags #AlwaysWithUs and #CarrieOnForever.
Carrie died on December 27th last year, mid-way through the shoot for The Last Jedi. According to its director Rian Johnson though, Carrie had filmed her all of her scheduled scenes before her death, and so her role in the film is as poignant and perfect as she intended it to be.
A few other stars shared their tributes too. William Shatner, known best for his famous turn as Captain Kirk in the sci-fi series Star Trek tweeted a photo of the two together, while comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz posted an illustration of Fisher as Leia, saying she was “still our princess”.