As "Star Wars" fans received the news of Carrie Fisher's death Tuesday, they quickly took to Twitter, Reddit, and other social media networks to express their feelings and share images of the beloved actress.
Many fans are especially shocked by the tragic news because Fisher – who was best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" series –was a part of their childhood and they followed the movie franchise throughout the years.
In addition to individual fans and celebrities reacting to the news, fan-created "Star Wars" parody Twitter accounts also expressed their emotions on Twitter.
please honor carrie fisher's wishes and include in her obituaries that she "drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra." ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Pj5sRsIvkz— elisabeth (@threelisabeth) December 27, 2016
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in sadness......— Chewbacca (@WookieeSpeaks) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher
Rest In Peace, Carrie ❤ pic.twitter.com/EZlTCLe6PG— StarWarsFanGirl ❄️️ (@StarWarsFanGirl) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was the reason why i fell so in love with Star Wars. Rest in peace to an icon,in a galaxy far far away.❤— sof (@sofiaclara_) December 27, 2016
Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher. You were an amazing actress and your legacy will live on. Thank you for the good you put into the world.— Vi (@taeyangssmile) December 27, 2016
I like to believe Spock was there to greet Princess Leia with a giant hug and said "You have lived long and prospered my friend." pic.twitter.com/WAFKEcXzW0— Joshua Ovenshire (@TheJovenshire) December 27, 2016
2016 steals another piece of my childhood. RIP Carrie Fisher.— Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) December 27, 2016
Today we have lost an icon. The beautiful and talented princess Leia.— RebelAlliancePR (@RebelAlliancePR) December 27, 2016
Now that she has become one with the Force she will always be with us