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Dan Aykroyd Bids Carrie Fisher a Fond Farewell in Tribute

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Carrie Fisher (left) on stage during the Opening Ceremony at the 70th Venice International Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on August 28, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Dan Aykroyd arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 11:49 AM

Dan Aykroyd wrote a heartfelt essay paying tribute to his ex-fiancée, the late Carrie Fisher for Empire Magazine.

Aykroyd, known for his role in “Ghostbusters,” opened up about his friendship and romantic relationship with Fisher in his essay, which was published on the magazine’s website on Monday.

“While filming ‘Blues Brothers,’ Carrie and I fell in love and during the shoot she moved in with me into a penthouse suite in the futuristic, aluminum-clad Astro Tower, which I knew to apologize for. Carrie had the most refined eye for art and design,” Aykroyd wrote in the letter.

“Contemplating marriage, I gave Carrie a sapphire ring,” the letter said. “Subsequently in the romance she gave me a Donald Roller Wilson oil painting of a monkey in a blue dress next to a tiny floating pencil, which I kept for years until it began to frighten my children.”

Although Aykroyd wrote that their relationship “was soaring on laugh-filled exhilaration and a vibrant, wholly satisfying physical intimacy,” they would eventually break up shortly after getting a home together.

“Carrie said, ‘It looks like it was abandoned by Fred and Wilma Flintstone.’ The next morning she asked me to drive her to the airport and she flew to New York,” Aykroyd wrote.

“Architectural reservations notwithstanding, Carrie wasn’t shallow, we had a great time,” he added. “She was also in love with Paul Simon. She married him but I hope she kept my ring.”

Aykroyd reminisced on LA visits in the earlier parts of their relationship, recalling her mother, the late Debbie Reynolds, and brother Todd Fisher.

Carrie Fisher, who became best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars,” died in December after suffering from a heart attack on a flight that was traveling from London to Los Angeles, according to the New York Daily News.

Fisher was 60.

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