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Carrie Fisher's only husband Paul Simon, 75, breaks silence on her death

By Admin / Published On Thursday, 29 Dec 2016 03:01 AM / No Comments / 79 views
  • Carrie died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack
  • On Wednesday her only husband Paul tweeted she was ‘wonderful’
  • Ex-lover Harrison Ford and Star Wars co-star said she was a ‘one-of-a-kind’
  • Mark Hamill, who played her brother Luke Skywalker in the franchise, shared: ‘There are no words’ 
  • Her mother Debbie wrote: ‘Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter’ 
  • Daisy Ridley, her Force Awakens co-star, said she was ‘devastated’ 

Though Carrie Fisher had many lovers, including Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, SNL vet Dan Akroyd and Hollywood power agent Bryan Lourd, there was only one husband.

And on Wednesday Paul Simon finally broke his silence on the passing of the 60-year-old screen icon.

The 75-year-old musician, who was married to Fisher from 1983 until 1984, tweeted: ‘Yesterday was a horrible day. Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It’s too soon.’

Her only spouse: Paul Simon finally broke his silence on Wednesday about the passing of the 60-year-old screen icon Carrie Fisher who he was married to from 1983 until 1984. Here they are pictured in 1979

Her only spouse: Paul Simon finally broke his silence on Wednesday about the passing of the 60-year-old screen icon Carrie Fisher who he was married to from 1983 until 1984. Here they are pictured in 1979

A sad farewell: The 75-year-old musician tweeted: 'Yesterday was a horrible day. Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It's too soon'

A sad farewell: The 75-year-old musician tweeted: ‘Yesterday was a horrible day. Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It’s too soon’

The other ladied: Paul's other wives include Peggy Harper and Eddie Brickell

The other ladied: Paul’s other wives include Peggy Harper and Eddie Brickell

Paul’s other wives include Peggy Harper, who he was wed to from 1969 until 1975, and Eddie Brickell, his spouse since 1992.

Ford had made his comment within hours of Carrie’s passing.

The actor said she was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ and lived her life ‘bravely’.

Ford, who played Han Solo to her Princess Leia, said: ‘Carrie was one-of-a-kind… brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life bravely…

‘My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.’ 

The Princess Leia actress claimed in her recent book The Princess Diarist that she had an ‘intense’ three-month affair with Ford when she was 19 during the filming of Star Wars in 1976.

He was 33 and married to his first wife Mary Marquardt at the time.

Fisher kept their tryst secret for 40 years.

His goodbye: Fisher's Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo to her Princess Leia, wrote: 'Carrie was one-of-a-kind... brilliant, original'
The duo are seen in Star Wars Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi in 1983

His goodbye: Fisher’s Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo to her Princess Leia, wrote: ‘Carrie was one-of-a-kind… brilliant, original’. Left is Force Awakens and right is Return Of The Jedi

More recent: Ford and Fisher are seen at the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' film premiere in LA in December 2015

More recent: Ford and Fisher are seen at the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ film premiere in LA in December 2015

The Star Wars actress passed away on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, her representative confirmed.

Soon after her mother, film vet Debbie Reynolds, wrote on Facebook: ‘Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.

‘I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.’ 

Reynolds, 84, was the darling of Hollywood in the 1950s with hits such as Singin’ In The Rain and Tammy And The Bachelor.

Other members of Fisher’s Star Wars family also quickly reacted. 

Mark Hamill, who played her brother Luke Skywalker in the franchise, shared: ‘No words, devastated.’

With her mother: Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, wrote: 'Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.' Pictured 2015
An inspiration: Fisher talked about her iconic mother in the book Postcards From The Edge. Here they are seen in the 1980s

With her mother: Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, wrote: ‘Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.’ Pictured left in 2015 and right in the 1980s

Hollywood darlings: Debbie with husband Eddie Fisher and their little girl Carrie in 1956

Hollywood darlings: Debbie with husband Eddie Fisher and their little girl Carrie in 1956

Well written: Debbie wrote on Facebook: 'Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. 'I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother'

Well written: Debbie wrote on Facebook: ‘Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. ‘I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother’

The 65-year-old actor also shared a note on Instagram with three photos. This one said: ‘Dear Santa: All I want for X-mas is The Force to be strong with Carrie.’ 

The star also shared a longer poignant post on his Facebook page. He wrote: ‘It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking.

‘Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all- whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away.

‘Determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy. She played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her.

‘I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years. Thanks Carrie. I love you, mh.’

Blues: The icon's Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill, who played her brother Luke Skywalker in the franchise, shared: 'There are no words, I am devastated'

Blues: The icon’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill, who played her brother Luke Skywalker in the franchise, shared: ‘There are no words, I am devastated’

A collage: Mark also shared a note on Instagram. This one said: 'Dear Santa: All I want for X-mas is The Force to be strong with Carrie'

A collage: Mark also shared a note on Instagram. This one said: ‘Dear Santa: All I want for X-mas is The Force to be strong with Carrie’

Poignant: Hamill shared a longer heartfelt tribute to his 'space twin' on his Facebook page

Poignant: Hamill shared a longer heartfelt tribute to his ‘space twin’ on his Facebook page

Star Wars creator George Lucas added: ‘Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved.

‘In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess – feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult that most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all.’ 

Another Star Wars veteran, Billy Dee Williams, wrote, ‘I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!’ He played Han Solo’s friend Lando Calrissian.

Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO wrote: ‘I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn’t. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.’ 

Peter Mayhew, who is the sci-fi film franchise’s Chewbacca, said: ‘There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly.’ 

Tribute: Warwick Davis posted on Twitter following Fisher's death before discussing her life and work on Good Morning Britain

Tribute: Warwick Davis posted on Twitter following Fisher’s death before discussing her life and work on Good Morning Britain

Well wishes: Warwick had shared a snapshot of himself with the actress following her apparent heart attack and subsequent hospitalisation 

Well wishes: Warwick had shared a snapshot of himself with the actress following her apparent heart attack and subsequent hospitalisation 

British actor Warwick Davis, who played Ewok Wicket in Return Of The Jedi paid tribute on Twitter as well as speaking to breakfast show Good Morning Britain on Wednesday morning. 

He said: ‘She kind of wore fame very well. She didn’t have any airs and graces.

‘She was just Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, an iconic figure, but at the same time a very down to earth person who just enjoyed living. 

‘Some of her talents were not that widely known but she was very successful in a lot of other areas through the years. Not only an iconic actress, but also an author and script doctor.’  

Thoughts and prayers: Anthony Daniels, who played C3P0 in the Star Wars movies tweeted his sadness while Dave Prowse also shared his condolences

Thoughts and prayers: Anthony Daniels, who played C3P0 in the Star Wars movies tweeted his sadness while Dave Prowse also shared his condolences

Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader in all three Star Wars originals, wrote: I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie’s passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family & fans around the world. 

Force Awakens director JJ Abrams shared a handwritten note: ‘You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power. She was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine. What an unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all.’

Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley said in a statement: ‘Devastated at this monumental loss. How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.’

Stars of the show: Carrie and J J Abrams (centre) at the European premiere of The Force Awakens last December with Carrie's co-star Adam Driver holding her dog Gary 

Stars of the show: Carrie and J J Abrams (centre) at the European premiere of The Force Awakens last December with Carrie’s co-star Adam Driver holding her dog Gary 

He used a pen: Force Awakens director JJ Abrams shared a handwritten note: 'You didn't need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power'

He used a pen: Force Awakens director JJ Abrams shared a handwritten note: ‘You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power’

Director Steven Spielberg wrote: ‘I have always stood in awe of Carrie. Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn’t need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much.’ 

Gwendoline Christie, who was in Force Awakens, said: ‘We’ve lost our Princess.’

Lupita Nyong’o, who was also in Force Awakens, wrote, ‘Sweet Carrie’ while sharing a photo of the two of them with Fisher’s dog Gary. 

John Boyega, who played Finn in the film, posted a snapshot of himself with the actress alongside the caption:  ‘My heart is heavy but I’m grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest Well.’

Grateful: John Boyega played Finn in The Force Awakens and posted a snapshot of himself with the actress on his Twitter account alongside a touching tribute

Grateful: John Boyega played Finn in The Force Awakens and posted a snapshot of himself with the actress on his Twitter account alongside a touching tribute

‘Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence,’ wrote Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.

Disney is now co-producer of the Star Wars films. 

‘Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today.’

Carrie’s dog Gary, who had his own Twitter account, wrote: ‘Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher.’ It is not known who wrote the post for him.

That kiss: Another Star Wars vet, Billy Dee Williams, who was Lando Calrissian, added his tribute online too

That kiss: Another Star Wars vet, Billy Dee Williams, who was Lando Calrissian, added his tribute online too

Touching tribute: : 'I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!' he wrote

Touching tribute: : ‘I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!’ he wrote

Jamie Lee Curtis shared a photo of Carrie’s daughter Billie and said: ‘My mother’s heart goes out to this exquisitely talented young woman. Her mother’s spirit and talent lives on in her and I’m sure all of Carrie’s fans and friends will give her space and privacy.’ 

William Shatner of Star Trek fame tweeted: ‘I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.’

Gwyneth Paltrow shared a beautiful photo of Carrie from the 1980s and a note that read: ‘Oh goodness. Heavy heart today.’ 

Steve Martin’s words were: ‘When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.’ 

Kris Jenner of Keeping Up With The Kardashians wrote: ‘Such a tragic loss. An inspiration to so many women, your strength and spirit will be missed, @carriefisherofficial… My love and prayers go out to her mother and her family…’ 

They worked together in a galaxy far, far away: Lupita Nyong'o, who was also in Force Awakens, wrote, 'Sweet Carrie' while sharing a photo of the two of them with dog Gary

They worked together in a galaxy far, far away: Lupita Nyong’o, who was also in Force Awakens, wrote, ‘Sweet Carrie’ while sharing a photo of the two of them with dog Gary

With love from Calabasas: Kris Jenner  wrote: 'Such a tragic loss. An inspiration to so many women, your strength and spirit will be missed, @carriefisherofficial... My love and prayers go out to her mother and her family...'

With love from Calabasas: Kris Jenner wrote: ‘Such a tragic loss. An inspiration to so many women, your strength and spirit will be missed, @carriefisherofficial… My love and prayers go out to her mother and her family…’

They talked: Ellen DeGeneres shared an old photo from when Carrie was on her show to promote Star Wars. The 58-year-old star wrote: 'Carrie was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend'

They talked: Ellen DeGeneres shared an old photo from when Carrie was on her show to promote Star Wars. The 58-year-old star wrote: ‘Carrie was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend’

Actress Anna Kendrick had a profanity laced reaction within minutes of the news. ‘No. No. F*** this s***. Carrie Fisher is a f***ing legend and this is bulls***.’

Ellen DeGeneres shared an old photo from when Carrie was on her show to promote Star Wars.

The 58-year-old star wrote: ‘Carrie was a brilliant writer, actor, and friend.’

The daytime TV talk show host then said: ‘She was so much fun. I can’t believe she’s gone.’ 

His tribute: The TV star tweeted: 'I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished'

His tribute: The TV star tweeted: ‘I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished’

Her big hits: The actress was best known for her Star Wars films. She was last seen in the 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens. Here she is pictured in 1977's A New Hope

Her big hits: The actress was best known for her Star Wars films. She was last seen in the 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens. Here she is pictured in 1977’s A New Hope

Blindspot Jaime Alexander tweeted: ‘I can’t take much more of 2016. #RIP #CarrieFisher.’ 

Mia Farrow wrote: ‘Oh no!! Carrie wasn’t done yet!’ She then added: ‘Carrie was brilliant, funny and talented. Sending huge love be to her mom, her daughter, Billie and her many friends.’

Sarah Paulson had a touching note: ‘Sweet, Brilliant, Irreverent, Huge hearted Carrie, You gave me advice I live by to this day, & always will. On the wings of angels fly…❤️’

Whoopi Goldberg said: ‘Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie R.I.P.’

Margaret Cho, who was a friend, also shared a note on social media.

The comedienne wrote: ‘We just lost a great ally for mental health and addiction. Be strong, be as string as she’d want you to be. Rest in paradise.’ 

The image she shared was a black-and-white one of Carrie in her twenties smiling. 

Elizabeth Banks said: ‘#CarrieFisher was so witty and provocative and unrelentingly interesting. Goddamn, I loved her. Everyone did.’

Nick Lachey, a boy bander who used to be married to Jessica Simpson, added: ‘Prince, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher….. I feel like my youth is disappearing before my eyes. Never felt so old… #RIP.’ Last week her welcomed a new baby with Vanessa Minnillo.

Shocked: Actress Anna Kendrick had a profanity laced reaction within minutes of the news. 'No. No. F*** this s***. Carrie Fisher is a f***ing legend and this is bulls***'

Shocked: Actress Anna Kendrick had a profanity laced reaction within minutes of the news. ‘No. No. F*** this s***. Carrie Fisher is a f***ing legend and this is bulls***’

Supportive: Margaret Cho, who was a friend, also shared a note on social media. The comedienne wrote: 'We just lost a great ally for mental health and addiction'

Supportive: Margaret Cho, who was a friend, also shared a note on social media. The comedienne wrote: ‘We just lost a great ally for mental health and addiction’

Feeling the blues: Elizabeth Banks said: 'CarrieFisher was so witty and provocative and unrelentingly interesting. Goddamn, I loved her. Everyone did'

Feeling the blues: Elizabeth Banks said: ‘CarrieFisher was so witty and provocative and unrelentingly interesting. Goddamn, I loved her. Everyone did’

Ralph Macchio said: ‘Sadness and thoughts for icons of my time. RIP #CarrieFisher #georgemichael.’

Mayim Bialik added: ‘[email protected] What a woman #CarrieFisher.’

Dominic Monaghan said: ‘You will always be my first crush and the force will always be with you @carrieffisher #rip.’ 

She loved her: Selma Blair added a note from the thoughts of Carrie's dog

She loved her: Selma Blair added a note from the thoughts of Carrie’s dog

Lots of props: Deth MacFarlane called Carrie 'smart, funny, talented'

Lots of props: Deth MacFarlane called Carrie ‘smart, funny, talented’

His two cents: Ryan Seacrest wrote: 'Thoughts and prayers to Carrie's family'

His two cents: Ryan Seacrest wrote: ‘Thoughts and prayers to Carrie’s family’

They go way back: Albert Brooks said, 'RIP Carrie Fisher. A brilliantly funny, talented woman. We will miss your humor now more than ever'

They go way back: Albert Brooks said, ‘RIP Carrie Fisher. A brilliantly funny, talented woman. We will miss your humor now more than ever’

John Leguizamo tweeted: ‘Dear #carrieFisher every time an artist is born the world gains everytime we lose an artist the world loses! R.I.P.’

Joe Mantegna shared an old photo and wrote: ‘Carrie always made me smile to be around her. My heartfelt condolence to all her family.’ 

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd: ‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,’ reads the statement.

‘She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.’

Fisher was returning home from London on Friday went she went into cardiac arrest before her flight landed at Los Angeles International Airport.

He liked her: Josh Gad of Frozen fame added: 'I'm sitting in stunned silence'

He liked her: Josh Gad of Frozen fame added: ‘I’m sitting in stunned silence’

Shocked: Mia Farrow wrote: 'Oh no!! Carrie wasn't done yet!'

Shocked: Mia Farrow wrote: ‘Oh no!! Carrie wasn’t done yet!’

More to say: The ex of Woody Allen added: 'Carrie was brilliant, funny and talented. Sending huge love be to her mom, her daughter, Billie and her many friends'

More to say: The ex of Woody Allen added: ‘Carrie was brilliant, funny and talented. Sending huge love be to her mom, her daughter, Billie and her many friends’

His words: Nick Lachey, a boy bander who used to be married to Jessica Simpson, added: 'Prince, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher..... I feel like my youth is disappearing before my eyes. Never felt so old... #RIP'

His words: Nick Lachey, a boy bander who used to be married to Jessica Simpson, added: ‘Prince, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher….. I feel like my youth is disappearing before my eyes. Never felt so old… #RIP’

She received emergency treatment on the plane before she was rushed to a hospital, where her brother later reported she was in critical condition.

Her mother, famed actress Debbie Reynolds, reported that she was in stable condition on Sunday.

‘Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans and friends, I thank you for your prayers and good wishes,’ Reynolds wrote on Twitter. 

Sad end for an old friend: Bobby Moynihan posted a photo with the actress along with the note: 'Love you'

Sad end for an old friend: Bobby Moynihan posted a photo with the actress along

Close: Joe Mantegna shared an old photo and wrote: 'Carrie always made me smile to be around her. My heartfelt condolence to all her family'

Close: Joe Mantegna shared an old photo and wrote: ‘Carrie always made me smile to be around her. My heartfelt condolence to all her family’

They had something in common: Courtney Love shared this photo with the words: 'Great wit, great friend'

They had something in common: Courtney Love shared this photo with the words: ‘Great wit, great friend’

 

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