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James Blunt 'desperately sad' that his son will never know his godmother, Carrie Fisher

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James Blunt has revealed his devastation at the death of his good friend and the godmother to his young son, Carrie Fisher. The singer opened up about the star, and said he felt "desperately sad" that his nine-month-old child will never get to know her."She's the most amazing person I know and I'm really desperately sad he won't get to know her but I have many memories, many stories I'll be able to tell him," James, 43, told People, adding: "I don't know if any of them are safe enough to tell on camera!"

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James opened up about his friendship with Carrie

The Goodbye My Lover singer was close friends with Carrie, who tragically passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in December. He told the magazine: "I live with her whenever I’m in the states, whenever I’m in Los Angeles, her house has been my home and I recorded my first album in her house… She’s been a really creative input on my music… she was an amazing person, and terribly sad that she’s gone so early." James previously opened up to the Sunday Times about their relationship, revealing Carrie's famously quirky sense-of-humour. "She put a cardboard cut-out of herself as Leia outside my room, with her date of birth and date of death on her forehead," he said.

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Carrie passed away in December

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"I’m trying to remember what the date was, because it was around now—and I remember thinking it was too soon. The saddest thing is that my son will never get to know someone I thought was the most special person. Fisher was my American mother, and a real inspiration." Carrie had previously spoken fondly about James. Chatting to The Independent on Sunday back in 2006, she said: "We became very, very good friends by the end. He is a good person and he was very good to me when I had a friend pass away. He's a really good soul. This was someone for whom I became a therapist, bear in mind. There was a lot of transference. I still talk to him all the time."

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