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Mark Hamill Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher One Year After Her Death

Mark Hamill shared a lovely tribute to the late icon Carrie Fisher on the first anniversary of her death at age 60.

“No one’s ever really gone…,” the actor tweeted, alongside three photos, adding the hashtags, “#AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever.” Two of the images he posted were of the costars posing together, one in from the original Star Wars and one from the latest film, “The Last Jedi”. The third picture was an illustration of Fisher as a Goddess holding her beloved dog, Gary, while flashing her middle finger.

Fisher died in December 2016, four days after suffering cardiac arrest during a flight from London to LA. Paramedics removed her from the flight and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. Fisher’s mother, screen icon Debbie Reynolds, died just one day later at the age of 84.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher became close after meeting on the franchise’s first film, when they were both starting in the industry, and now Fisher stars alongside him in the latest Star Wars film, which was released on December 14. The duo took on their legendary roles as Leia Organa (formerly known as Princess Leia) and Luke Skywalker.

Hamill talked in a recent interview about Fisher’s final performance and the warmth and wit she brought to set. “I’m selfishly mad that she’s not here to make me laugh. But I’m also grateful for all that she was able to give us while she was here. It has not been easy,” said the actor.

Hamill also talked about working with Fisher on the set of “A New Hope”, the first movie. “Carrie and I were attracted to one another, but I knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea [to get involved with someone on set],” Hamill said in a profile published on The Guardian. “But Carrie and I found pretexts.”

“I remember one time — I’m sure alcohol was involved — we were talking about kissing techniques,” Hamill said. “‘Well I think I’m a fairly good kisser. I like to let the women come to me rather than be aggressive.’ And she said, ‘What do you mean?’ Well, next thing you know we’re making out like teenagers!”

Hamill also revealed that he was struggling to cope with the loss of his longtime costar. “It’s devastating and I still haven’t come to terms with it,” Hamill said. “Gosh darn it, I still think of her in the present tense, you know?”

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