To commemorate the one-year death anniversary of his long-time friend and Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill posted an emotional and loving tribute on Instagram.
He shared a couple of portraits featuring himself with Fisher, one of them belonged to the days of 1977’s Star Wars original and the other during the production days of The Last Jedi, accompanied by a drawing of Carrie as the Virgin Mary. She is shown as holding her dog Gary in one hand and flipping off the viewer with the other hand.
“No one’s ever really gone,”
Hamill captioned the photographs by quoting what Luke said to Leia in The Last Jedi.
Fisher tragically passed away on December 27, 2016, a week after suffering a major heart attack during an 11-hour flight from London to LA. Her grieving mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away on the next day. They both were buried together at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. Fisher’s ashes were placed in a large porcelain urn resembling a Prozac pill, which was an antique from the 1950s which her brother Todd Fisher described as one of her “prized possessions.”
Carrie Fisher was a highly appreciated writer, humorist and script doctor who once again played her legendary role as Leia Organa in the 2015 movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She had wrapped up shooting for the Rian Johnson-directed sequel titled The Last Jedi before her death, and the film didn’t witness any changes to reflect upon her death. We don’t know yet, how the Episode IX which is scheduled for a late 2019 release will deal with her death.