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December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher was 'one of a kind', says Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of "Star Wars" with Carrie Fisher in the filming of the CBS-TV special "The Star Wars Holiday" Nov. 13, 1978. (AP Photo/George Brich)

Hollywood superstar Harrison Ford has paid tribute to Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, after she died at the age of 60.

Harrison, who appeared as Han Solo opposite Carrie’s Princess Leia in four Star Wars movies, hailed his co-star, saying:
"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 actor also responded to the news of Fisher suffering a heart attack while aboard a plane on Friday. "I'm shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend," he told E! on Christmas Eve.

Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of "Star Wars" fame, and Carrie Fisher Nov. 13, 1978 during a break in the filming of the CBS-TV special "The Star Wars Holiday". (AP Photo/George Brich )

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Fifth Ave outside The Plaza hotel. They were in town for the movie "Star Wars". (Richard Corkery/The New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images)

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford between takes, 1979

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi".

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back". (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

He and Fisher first met in May 1976 in London for the filming of Star Wars, when she was 19 and he was 33. Forty years later, Fisher revealed that she and Ford were also involved in an affair when they weren't playing love interests. Ford didn't respond to the claims, but the two did share an undeniable chemistry onscreen, even in her audition tape captured two years before the film's release. The duo revived their famed roles as Leia and Han Solo in 2015 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprised their roles as Leia and Han Solo in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher at the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" world premiere in Hollywood in 2015. (Alex J. Berliner / AP)



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