Warwick Davis says Carrie Fisher was "such a brilliant, funny woman" in an emotional tribute on talkRADIO last night.
The actress, who was well-known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died after suffering a heart attack aged 60.
Davis, who played the Ewok Wicket W. Warrick in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, told talkRADIO's James Whale: “Initially, I met her as being one of my heroes.
"I got to play one of the iconic scenes with Carrie and from that point on I got to know her and kept in touch with her ever since. She was so warm and the fans absolutely loved her.
“She never pulled any punches, just said it how it was and is an icon for many, many people. Millions of Star Wars fans around the world know her as Princess Leia, this iconic character - she’ll be missed by millions of people around the world.”
He said Fisher embraced the fact she was Princess Leia, and that this fame was part of her career and world.
"Even though Carrie was someone I didn’t see that regularly, she will be missed and next time I’m at an event that is related to Star Wars, she will be someone that is missing from that and they are the times they really hit home that they are not with us anymore.”