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The Music World Reacts To The Death Of ‘Star Wars’ Heroine Carrie Fisher

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A musician was about the only thing that multi-hyphenate Carrie Fisher wasn’t in her 60 years on Earth. But when someone as iconic as the actress and author who played Princess Leia passes away, the reverberations are felt well outside of their sphere.Fisher passed away early on the morning of December 27 due to complications from cardiac arrest and, in addition to the tributes that are already pouring in from film stars and fans, musicians took to social media to mourn the loss of the woman behind one of the most famous characters in the history of film.

Who was doing the eulogizing ranged across genres, with everyone from KISS’ Paul Stanley to Questlove taking a second to honor Fisher. We know that Star Wars touched countless lives, but it’s quite different to see it play out in real time on a Twitter feed. Check out a few of the tributes below:

Pete Wentz was beyond words.

Talib Kweli went left, shouting out arguably Fisher’s most-famous role outside of the galaxy far, far away and echoing the world’s ongoing feud with the calendar year.

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RIP Carrie. Fuck 2016.

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Cypress Hill agreed:

Noted nerd Questlove paid tribute to Fisher with a callback to another icon that was lost this year

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Princess….& The Revolution #CarrieFisher

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…And then asked for a little love.

We could all use a cat video right about now. 2016 took David Bowie, George Michael and Alan Rickman in addition to Fisher, but at least we can take solace in Mac McCaughan’s revelation that Prince can’t die again.

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