As news broke on Tuesday afternoon, stars took to social media to share their tributes to the trailblazing star, who spoke her mind throughout her decades-long career.
See how celebrities reacted to her death below:
Stars react to Carrie Fisher's death
Stars react to Carrie Fisher's death
no words #Devastated https://t.co/R9Xo7IBKmh
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn't. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
Fuck this year. Fuck this whole sick, worthless cruel prank of a year. #RIPCarrieFisher
Hail Hail! A genius has vacated this realm-RIP Carrie Fisher.
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.
Love you @carrieffisher https://t.co/RS57icVPdT
Carrie Fisher didn't make it. I am so terribly sorry, and send my sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans all around the world.
May the force be with the incredibly talented Carrie Fisher. She will be missed. #RIP https://t.co/N9ZSQhKEOM
Carrie Fisher "Ugh,will everybody stop all of this?"
Us "no, let us gush, you just have to take it"
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
We just lost a great ally for mental health and addiction. Be strong, be as strong as she'd want you to be. Rest in… https://t.co/kLdvwNyjsS
Carrie Fisher. Cannot believe that you're 'gone'. Funny funny and then some. 💔💔XXX https://t.co/DV6GQC1lcx
Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace.
Carrie Fisher. RIP. What a talent. What a year. https://t.co/yEFfv2GN6K
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher
I'm sitting in stunned silence learning of the death of #CarrieFisher. In what has been a particularly sad year this may be the hardest. RIP
What a woman #CarrieFisher https://t.co/lt4w6AFwp0
I can't believe Carrie Fisher's gone. Heart goes out to her family. Terrible. Fuck 2016.
But she's our princess.
RIP Carrie Fisher https://t.co/gbcZM1zvHO
Carrie Fisher did more to combat mental health stigma by being open about her struggles with bipolar and addiction than did most politicians
So so sad to hear about the death of Carrie Fisher. 2016 has taught us one hell of a lesson.. don't take anyone for granted! Hurry up 2017!!
Carrie Fisher was the perfect reminder of what cool things can happen when you allow mental illness to inspire instead of repress.
I have no words. RIP Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher you were a force throughout your life. And went away too soon dammit. RIP. And 2016 you suck.
Such a sad day for her family, friends and millions of fans. Carrie Fisher is deeply missed.
Incredibly sad to hear that we lost Carrie Fisher. She shared her life's triumphs and struggles with the world. I think that is heroic.
Carrie Fisher was one of the coolest women I had the pleasure of meeting.
Too many good people dying way too young.
I love Princess Leia...I love Carrie Fisher's humor, wit & honesty even more. #RIP
May the Force be with you always, Princess Leia. Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher. https://t.co/KJpkp5RYMU
"There is no room for demons, when you're already self-possessed." -Carrie Fisher
Sweet, Brilliant, Irreverent, Huge hearted Carrie, You gave me advice I live by to this day, & always will. On the wings of angels fly...❤️
Well, 2016. Aren't you just a swift kick in the nuts. Carrie Fisher was a legend and a role model on how to speak your mind. What a loss.
#CarrieFisher was so witty and provocative and unrelentingly interesting. Goddamn, I loved her. Everyone did.
2016 is killing me. So sad in one week losing two greats. First George Michael now Carrie fisher. So sad. I just can't 😭😭😭! Rip both of you
From the same @WebMD Q&A w/ Carrie Fisher, a funny & gifted writer...on fixing bad scripts. https://t.co/TyLBiEiczE https://t.co/70J9CPtbJw
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. A brilliantly funny, talented woman. We will miss your humor now more than ever.
RIP Carrie Fisher.
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. Seeing her again on talk shows was such a thrill. So hilarious & fearless when she was being herself.
RIP Carrie Fisher. May the Force always be with you, Princess Leia.
Carrie Fisher dedicated her platform to mental health awareness & female empowerment. She is a reason + reminder to keep up your fight. RIP
Before Carrie Fisher, "Princess" was a condescension. She made it stand for strength, class, brains, wit & fire. RIP everyone's 1st crush.
No words. We love you @carrieffisher forever our Princess. May God bless you as richly as you blessed us… https://t.co/5EmQkvaxtp
I met Carrie Fisher at a premiere once. She was kind and gracious, had her daughter with her.
Carrie was my friend. It took me three series but I got her in the end. She was the most generous, fun, gifted, smart, kind, funny funny funny person I've ever met. She certainly wasn't ready to go. I'm so glad we became pals. I'm so devastated at her loss. I want to write about her more but I can't process yet.
Not Carrie Fisher. Just. Not. Carrie Fisher.
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Not Carrie Fisher!!!!!! Damn!!!!!!! 💔😪😪🙏🏼for her family & friends (oh Ms Debbie Reynolds so sorry) #RIPCarrieFisher
Thoughts & prayers for #CarrieFisher 's friends & family. We've lost another icon. Hoping 2017 will be a better year for everyone.
Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher
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Fisher's "Star Wars" costar, Billy Dee Williams, was one of the first to react, as were names like Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Patton Oswalt and Rosanne Barr.
"I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing," Williams wrote. "She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!"
See photos of Carrie Fisher through the years:
Carrie Fisher through the years
Carrie Fisher through the years
(Original Caption) Debbie Reynolds-Eddie Fisher with daughter Carrie Frances born October 21, 1956' (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Hollywood: Eddie Fisher holds his two children, Todd 1, and Carrie, 2, (R), while shopping for toys just before his departure for Las Vegas and a possible rendezvous with actress Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher has not been photographed with the children born to his ex-wife, Debbie Reynolds, since September 1958.
12th February 1972: American actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Dove/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Carrie Fisher Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
American actress Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope written, directed and produced by Georges Lucas. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Star Wars trilogy costars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Peter Weller and Carrie Fisher during Giorgio Armani Fashion Show - September 19, 1980 at RCA Promenade in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Fifth Ave outside The Plaza hotel. They were in town for the movie 'Star Wars.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher -- Carrie Fisher played photographer last night at xenon. For most of this year she played Princess Lea (check Sp) in revenge of the Jedi, The final movie in the star wars Triogy. She was quiet about the out Come of the movie, June 03, 1982. (Photo by Vernon Shibla/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher at the Paul Simon's Central Park West Apartment in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: American actress, novelist and screenwriter Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait on August 28,1987 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
CA.Apla96.#1.GF. David Geffen (left) & Carrie Fisher dance at afterÂparty following Commitment to Life benefit held at Universal Ampitheatre Thursday niteÂÂHiggins story (Photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Carrie Fisher is on hand at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala tribute to Mike Nichols. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher during 'Stateside' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at The Crest Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: Carrie Fisher book signing in Santa Monica, United States on January 20, 2005 - Carrie Fisher and her book 'The Best Awful' at the Barnes & Nobel bookstore, California. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: (L-R) Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford speak onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher pose at the dinner during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Actress Carrie Fisher poses during a dress rehearsal of her play 'Wishful Drinking,' at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
Century City, CA. Actress & author Carrie Fisher will be one of the judges on Fox's reality competition 'On the Lot' which sought submissions from aspiring filmmakers, selecting 50 to appear on the show. These semiÂfinalists will discover the magic of moviemaking when they are brought to Los Angeles to visit a realÂlife film set for the first time and must endure a rigorous Hollywood Boot Camp, says the Fox website. Carrie Fisher, one of the judges talks about the movie biz, and, perhaps, the show for a sunday Q&A at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: American Actress, Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait during her 'Wishful Drinking' tour at the Sydney Observatory Hotel on October 11, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the premiere of HBO's documentary 'Wishful Drinking' at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the 4th Annual Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Actress and author Carrie Fisher with daughter Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carrie Fisher appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Charles Sykes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill attend the Midnight Mission Golden Heart awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on September 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Actress Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Bright Lights' screening at Alice Tully Hall on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/FilmMagic)