In the hours following Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, her fellow “Star Wars” cast and crew have come forward to express their sadness and mourning in the wake of their heartbreaking loss. The consensus is definitely that Fisher was a lovely woman with a warm soul and a huge heart who will be dearly missed by all.

George Lucas released a statement

George Lucas, who created “Star Wars” and gave Fisher her big break, has released a statement saying that he and Fisher “have been friends most of our adult lives.” He described her as “extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colourful personality” and said that “everyone loved” her.

He says that tackling the role of Princess Leia was “more difficult than most people might think,” commending her for it. Lucas concluded his statement by saying, “My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans,” and that Fisher will be “missed by all.”

Harrison Ford has also spoken out

Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the movies alongside Fisher and had an on-set love affair with her, described her as “one of a kind,” “brilliant,” “original,” “brave,” “funny,” and “emotionally fearless.” He said that his “thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends,” and added, “We will all miss her.”

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he has “always stood in awe of Carrie,” saying that she was capable of causing him to “laugh and gasp at the same time.” Powerfully, he said she “didn’t need The Force,” saying that she was “a force of nature” herself, and a force “of loyalty and of friendship.” Spielberg concluded, “I will miss her very much.”

The newer cast members have also reacted

Daisy Ridley, also known as Rey from last year’s “The Force Awakens,” has said that she is “devastated at this monumental loss,” and that everyone involved in “Star Wars” and in Fisher’s life is “lucky,” and that it is “awful that we have to say goodbye.”

Felicity Jones, who starred in the most recent FilmRogue One” (in cinemas now and it’s amazing), said that while she “never met Carrie,” she is “devastated” to hear of her loss, as she “consistently heard how profoundly sharp and witty she was.”

More of Fisher’s co-stars reacted via Twitter

Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill simply tweeted: “no words #Devastated.” Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) also tweeted that there were “no words,” but proceeded to provide more words than Hamill, calling Fisher “the brightest light in every room she entered,” and said he will “miss her dearly.”

Warwick Davis, who has known Fisher since he was a child playing an ewok in “Return of the Jedi,” tweeted to say that she was now “one with the Force,” while C3PO actor Anthony Daniels said he is “very, very sad.” Lando Calrissian actor Billy Dee Williams tweeted that he is “deeply saddened” by the news, calling Fisher “a dear friend” who he “greatly respected and admired.”