NME Festival blog: Mark Hamill leads tributes to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

Mark Hamill has paid tribute to Carrie Fisher on the one-year anniversary of her death.

Fisher suffered a medical emergency while flying from London to LA on December 23, 2016. Four years later, she died of a cardiac arrest in hospital.

Sharing pictures of the two iconic Star Wars actors together, plus an illustration depicting Fisher as an ancient queen with a playful attitude, Hamill wrote: “No one’s ever really gone… #AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever”

Meanwhile, fans and admirers of the actress and screenwriter have also been marking the anniversary with tweets and Instagram posts.

Check out a selection below.

Fisher made her final film appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opened in cinemas on December 14. Directed Rian Johnson has since revealed that Fisher actually wrote some of the film’s funniest lines.

Meanwhile, has recently emerged that Fisher once sent a cow tongue to a Hollywood producer who had harassed one of her friends.

Hamill, who starred opposite Fisher in the original Star Wars trilogy and its two recent sequels, previously compared losing her to the death of John Lennon. He told Reuters: “She’s irreplaceable. It’s like every fan was dreaming of the day The Beatles would reunite, and then we lost John [Lennon]. It’s just unbearably sad.”


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