REPORTS suggest that will appear as Princess Leia in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII movie, since she had already finished filming her scenes prior to her untimely death.
The news will no doubt delight the legions of fans who had come to love the 60-year-old actress for her part in the original Star Wars trilogy, and comes as a deluge of tributes flood in.
Co-star Harrison Ford said in a statement: “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.”
Star Wars mastermind George Lucas was similarly effusive in his statement, which read: “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 than 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.”
Steven Spielberg said: “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.”
Some stars took to Twitter to express their condolences, with Whoopi Goldberg posting: “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.”
Stephen Fry tweeted: “She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher.”