Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., responded to the death of actress and writer Carrie Fisher with an official statement, saying:
“Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of ‘Star Wars’ fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today.”
Disney owns the “Star Wars” franchise in which Fisher played an integral part with her performance as Leia.