2016 is over, but the loss of Carrie Fisher (as well as a plethora of beloved celebrities) is still a fresh wound for a lot of fans of the late actress, who died late last month after complications from a heart attack. A day later, Fisher’s mother and actress Debbie Reynolds also passed away after suffering a stroke while planning the funeral for her daughter. Since then, heartwarming tributes have flooded in from celebrities who were friends with both Fisher and Reynolds, ranging from her Star Wars costar Mark Hamill to Fisher’s daughter (and Reynolds’ granddaughter) Billie Lourd.
Naturally, it was only a matter of time before other celebrities expressed their own fond memories of the late Fisher and Reynolds. And that is exactly what famed talk show host Ellen DeGeneres did during a recent airing of her The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which Fisher had appeared on frequently throughout her life.
DeGeneres took time during her Wednesday showing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk extensively about her friendship with Fisher, noting that the late actress was “hilariously honest” in her life. She then showed a montage video (available above) of Fisher’s vast appearances on the show, which included talking about her relationship with Reynolds and the fact that they lived right next to each other in Los Angeles. DeGeneres full thoughts on Fisher’s passing can be viewed below:
“I wanna say something about my friend, Carrie Fisher. I knew her for a long time. She has been on the show many times, and the last time was just a month ago. And I loved when she was here. She made me laugh so hard. She was smart, she was funny, she was hilariously honest about herself and the world around her.”
After the montage tribute had aired, DeGeneres offered one final thought. “I miss you, Carrie. I love ya,” she said, capping off an appropriately tasteful dedication with a feeling that DeGeneres will be feeling the loss of Fisher for some time to come. The actress/host surely mirrored what a lot of fans thought about Fisher, who was publicly known for her no-nonsense demeanor and honesty, as well as for fighting against sexism in the film industry.
Fisher still has a few upcoming projects that fan can use to celebrate her life, from Fisher and Reynolds’ collaborative project in the form of the upcoming HBO documentary Bright Eyes to Star Wars: Episode VIII later this year, where her iconic (General) Leia character will hopefully get the final outing that she most certainly deserves.
Source: The Ellen Show