Today marks a sad anniversary: it has been exactly one year since Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016. As fans watch Fisher's last performance as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they (along with Fisher's friends and co-stars) are feeling all the feels about her untimely passing. See for yourself, below:
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a little girl watched a movie about a princess that didn’t need saving, and she grew up and became an aerospace engineer that builds spacecraft and that takes no crap. Thank you, Carrie. #CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/n7LM5f8VJO— Steph Evz (@StephEvz43) December 27, 2017
she drowned in the moonlight, strangled by her own bra
its been a year and honestly it still hurts to think about it. carrie, you were a legend and an inspiration to many. our space princess, you will always be remembered. we miss you so much 💕 #CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/VFZzK4tmP7— bianca ❄ (@richiekaspbrck) December 27, 2017
The "#CarrieOnForever" hashtag has taken over the day, becoming a big trending topic on social media. It's just a testament to how much of an impact Fisher had as a Star Wars character, an actress, activist, and very human person, dealing with her own demons. It's also a testament to the fact that fans will be remembering the light that Fisher brought to so many people, rather than the tragic circumstances of her end.
You can catch Carrie Fisher's powerful final performance as Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is now in theaters.