Carrie Fisher Dead At 60: Rockers React
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Rockers Lead The Charge For Fisher Tributes
Film legend Carrie Fisher died yesterday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack while enroute from London to Los Angeles last Friday, sending shockwaves around the world as fans, friends, and admirers struggled to imagine a world without the deeply funny, fiercely talented actress in it. As her family mourns, tributes are rolling in by the thousands with the rock world leading the charge, taking to social media to remember the woman they called their princess for over 40 years and grieving the loss of one of the most brilliant talents the world had to offer.
Carrie Fisher is gone, but the impact she had on the lives of members of the rock and roll community and the world at large has never been more apparent – here’s a look inside the hearts of those who loved her:
1. Ringo Starr
The former Beatle enjoyed a lengthy friendship with Fisher after co-starring with her in his 1978 NBC TV movie, Ringo. When news of her death broke early yesterday, Starr took to Twitter to send his heartfelt condolences to Fisher’s family, and offered up a funny clip from Ringo as yet another reminder that she was far, far more than her role as Princess (err, General) Leia Organa.
pic.twitter.com/zfOR7IQDcx. Peace and love Carrie fisher peace and love to all the family. ?✌️?????
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) December 27, 2016
2. Tom Hamilton
While many others were celebrating Carrie’s career in film, Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton chose to highlight another part of her life: writing.
Read Carrie Fisher’s first book. It is HILARIOUS!
— Tom Hamilton (@THaerosmith) December 27, 2016
3. Paul Stanley
For KISS guitarist Paul Stanley, the impact left on the world by the talented Carrie Fisher is nothing compared to the impact she left on him.
Carrie Fisher RIP Her play, books&films brought joy to millions. She once told me something I never forgot. Thanks. https://t.co/hqbrzCzQCR
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 27, 2016
4. Dave Mustaine
When an icon like Fisher passes, it’s not uncommon to struggle for the right words to describe your grief, shock, and immense sorrow. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine’s shock is apparent in his Twitter update, reacting to the tragedy in just 7 words:
RIP Carrie Fisher. Such a terrible loss.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 27, 2016
Known for being a man of few words, Guns N’ Roses axeman Slash kept it simple:
English rockers Foghat didn’t just understand the need to grieve Fisher’s death – they understood the need to grieve with their fans, many of whom are also immense Star Wars and, by extension, fans of Fisher.
7. The Zombies
On Christmas Day, we lost pop icon George Michael. Just two days later, we said goodbye to Carrie Fisher; British rock legends The Zombies took to social media yesterday to remember both legends, gone way before their time.
— The Zombies (@TheZombiesMusic) December 27, 2016