Although we've seen countless tributes to Carrie Fisher since her death last week, one of the letters published Monday stands out as especially moving.
Mark Hamill penned a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter about his Star Wars co-star.
He talks about when they first met for dinner and he was "bowled over" by the then-19-year-old Fisher's honesty and humor. And tells a short story about some of the fun they had on set, including when she made him get into a tiny Princess Leia jumpsuit.
"The lengths I would go to hear her laugh — there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh," Hamill writes.
And then he describes what it was like to be her friend; her family really, as he acknowledges. When they were getting along, "she was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life." When she was mad at you, it could be weeks before you spoke.
"But that’s all part of what makes a relationship complete. It’s not all one sided. Like I say, she was a handful. She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was."
Hamill had tweeted a smaller message about his "beloved space-twin" on the day of her death. It's also worth a read:
More members of Fisher's family have also publicly commented recently, including her daughter Billie Lourd on Instagram.
"There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby," she wrote, in reference to the death of Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds just a day later. "Your love and support means the world to me. "
And Carrie's sister, Joely Fisher, also wrote a tribute for The Hollywood Reporter. It reads in part:
"You all lost Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher; I lost my hero, my mentor, my mirror. My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together. There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks."
Reports have said Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be buried together. A private, smaller funeral is expected, with a larger memorial service later a possibility.