‘The force is dark today’: Stars mourn Carrie Fisher

Stars, friends and family have paid tribute to Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who has died aged 60. The Princess Leia actress died in hospital on Monday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Harrison Ford, who starred as Han Solo opposite Fisher in four Star Wars movies, said in a statement: “We will all miss her. British actor Warwick Davis appeared as an Ewok alongside the Princess Leia actress in Return of the Jedi, and recalled filming a scene with the star when he was just 11-years-old. "She was always very concerned with me in an Ewok costume getting very hot,” he said. “So she would be standing by with chocolate milk and cookies to revive me after the shoot. It’s a really, really sad day, of course for her family, friends and people who worked with her, but for millions of Star Wars fans around the world.”

Carrie was one-of-a-kind … brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.

Harrison Ford

He also described the actress as an eccentric, describing how she would often appear in public with her beloved dog Gary. “She would take Gary everywhere with her - on the red carpet at premieres, live on stage when I’ve interviewed her. I’ve been attacked by her dog many times.” Mark Hamill, the Luke Skywalker actor, tweeted a picture of himself with Fisher from the set alongside the caption: “No words #Devastated.” Franchise creator George Lucas said: “In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess - feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think.”