Star Wars' Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

29 December, 2016, 00:46 | Author: Evan Mason
  • Carrie and Gary Fisher at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con August 2016

She was a rare character then, and it needed a special person to play her. Fisher made the role hers and 40 years after A New Hope, it's hard to imagine anyone else being that princess. He was forcing me to eat because I was very thin in those days - no longer - and I inhaled a Brussels sprout, and I started choking.

"I thought they told me I was manic depressive to make me feel better about being a drug addict", Fisher told Diane Sawyer in a 2000 ABC News interview.

Under a Yoda statue, outside the Lucasfilm campus in California, Fisher's fans left flowers and messages. She was so delicate looking.

Carrie Fisher and her French bulldog, Gary, whose tongue lolled adorably past his lips, were inseparable.

For Episode VIII, Leia had a larger role, we're told, and her daughter, Billie Lourd also is in that film as well as in Force Awakens.

The film critic also said that in addition to writing novels and a recent memoir, the late actress was a well-known script doctor. She also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation.

The 75-year-old musician, who was married to Fisher from 1983 until 1984, paid tribute to the iconic actress on social media on Wednesday (28 December), tweeting: "Yesterday was a terrible day".

"It is with a very deep sadness that [Fisher's daughter] Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning", the statement read. Fisher was an outspoken advocate for people struggling with mental illness, and talked publicly about having bipolar disorder, helping to destigmatize the illness.

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"She is unbelievable", she said. "She beat them to the punch - or beat them to the punchline, you could say". This is a clip from Carrie Fisher's one-woman performance, "Wishful Drinking", which debuted in 2006.

Wishful Drinking enjoyed a Broadway run in 2009 and was filmed for a feature-length documentary for US cable network HBO in 2010.

"It's a great loss".

"In "Star Wars" she was our great and powerful princess - feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more hard than most people might think".

For all her fans & friends.

Warwick Davis appeared with the Princess Leia actress in Return of the Jedi.

"Carrie was one of a kind. brilliant, original. I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness and even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years". Fisher was in London for filming episodes of the comedy "Catastrophe". "She lived her life, bravely", Ford said (via Billboard).


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