Carrie Fisher was an icon in Hollywood, due in large part to her performance as Leia Organa in the Star Wars saga, but also thanks to her impressive skills as a writer, in addition to her larger than life personality. Two years ago today, she passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will surely last for generations.
It's difficult to overstate the impact Fisher had on the film industry, not only in the realm of science fiction but also in pop culture as a whole. At the time of her character's debut in 1977, female characters weren't often seen as witty, powerful, and resourceful characters, immediately making Leia a standout character in the genre and inspiring countless fans. Thanks to Fisher leading the charge, we were given characters like Ripley in the Alien series and Sarah Connor in the Terminator films.
In honor of her passing, Fisher's fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings about the hole she's left in the galaxy far, far away.
just in case you couldn’t love carrie fisher more: pic.twitter.com/kGsfD2fsak— alexis loves carrie (@lukeorgana) December 27, 2018
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow.” - Carrie Fisher pic.twitter.com/00bDYu1WYu— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) December 27, 2018
2 years since we lost our princessDecember 27, 2018
“I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on.”December 26, 2018
She was my idol and an inspiration, she’s a woman who gave me hope so many times just by being who she was & never shying away from it or feeling the need to say sorry. Carrie Fisher was so much more & I miss her so very much. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years. ❤️ you Space Mom. pic.twitter.com/Xh7waOUCaG— ???? (@nerdy__nurse) December 27, 2018