Carrie Fisher has passed away. And her celebrity colleagues, many of whom are LGBT, have expressed their condolences. “As a small, wise master once said, “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” We honor you today, Carrie. We’ll think of you when we turn our heads to look to the heavens,” George Takei wrote. Ellen DeGeneres did not say a lot, posting: .@CarriefFisher was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend. She was so much fun. I can’t believe she’s gone”. ‘We just lost a great ally for mental health and addiction. Be strong, be as strong as she’d want you to be. Rest in paradise @carrieffisher,’ Margaret Cho tweeted. And Billy Eincher added a positive emotion to the general sorrow, writing “If I heard Carrie Fisher was going to make an appearance I wanted to see it. U know ur special when Meryl Streep plays YOU in a movie”.Carrie would love it!
“R.I.P. @carrieffisher. I loved your twisted mind so much and will miss you and your amazing words and characters!” Del Shores tweeted. “If “Wishful Drinking” hadn’t taught me to laugh at the scary stuff, I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for sharing your heart,” “Chris Colfer wrote. Good bye #CarrieFisher I enjoyed your parties, your entertaining that kept the #Hollywood spirit alive. My love goes out to the family,”Melissa Etheridge says goodbye. Stephen Fry described Fisher as ‘ the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew’.
“I had the pleasure of meeting Carrie Fisher and her devoted dog Gary at different conventions and always got a bit star struck. As a huge Star Wars fan myself she was Princess Leia. She brought a strong willed Leia to life on the screen and for a generation of young boys and girls that was a first, to see a strong female character who was also an Hero. The force will always be with you.” John Barrowman wrote.