My last post of 2016 was posted the other day, but unfortunately today I feel a tribute post was in order for the now late Carrie Fisher. She tragically passed away today aged 60 following a cardiac arrest a few days ago. Carrie was said to have been in a stable condition but her daughter Billie Lourd announced the heart breaking news today.
Born in Beverly hills, California in 1956, Fisher was set to become one of the most iconic names up to this very day, playing a lead role in one of the worlds biggest movie franchises, Star Wars. Even making a ‘cameo’ appearance in the most recent Star wars installment, Rogue One. Which in itself, had me with tears rolling down my cheeks in excitement.
Carrie appeared in more than just Star wars however. She starred in When Harry Met Sally, Austin Powers, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, The Blues Brothers, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and many, many more. She is mostly known for her role in Star Wars, she plays the one and only Princess/General Leia Organa (Leia Amidala Skywalker, daughter of Darth Vader) But I’m sure you all know that.
Carrie recently released and was promoting her new biography ‘The Princess Diarist’ where she spoke of her three month long affair with Harrison Ford during the filing of Star Wars in ’76. She had also publicly spoken about her diagnosis of Bipolar with Stephen Fry on ‘Life of a manic depressive’ but this diagnosis didn’t stop Fisher being the idol that she was, even going on the win an award for it’s Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism in 2016 by Harvard College.
Before her death today, the 27th of December 2016, Fisher had completed her role as Leia in Episode 8 of the Star Wars installment, a huge relief for us fans who want to see her one last time, being the most outstanding Princess/General we have all grown to love over the last 40 years. All in all, Carrie changed lives, was an idol to many and was a beautiful, kind hearted human being who was loved by so many. Thank you for everything you have done for us Star Wars fanatics, there will never be another Leia Organa.
Forever in our hearts, May the force be with you forever more.
Lot’s of love, Jet and the rest of your fan base