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December 27th, 2016, 04:45 PM
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said.
Fisher, a mental health advocate who spoke about her own struggles with bipolar disorder and cocaine addiction, had suffered a heart attack on Friday as she flew into Los Angeles.
The daughter of actor Debbie Reynolds and the late singer Eddie Fisher had been returning from England where she was shooting the third season of the British sitcom "Catastrophe."


Fisher's friend and former Star Wars' co-star Mark Hamill, who played Leia's brother Luke Skywalker, said in a tweet: "No words. #Devastated"

A woman who inspired generations with her acting. She was taken too young, really. Very sad, her death has left many in mourning including the cast of the original Star Wars trilogy, the series that made her famous.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-fisher-idUSKBN14G1HO

Emerald Dream
December 27th, 2016, 04:53 PM
RIP Carrie Fisher

Talented actress who unfortunately won't be remembered (at least here in America) for much more than the Star Wars movies, a handful of Family Guy episodes, a few cameo appearances as "oh look it's the girl that was Princess Leia," and her battles with addiction.

She really did deserve more mainstream roles than Princess Leia. One British sitcom years later and near her death sadly can't make up for all the random bit parts.

December 27th, 2016, 11:03 PM
I just couldn't believe it when I read that news.
It's so sad. I liked her a lot not just for being Princess Leia (since I'm a huge Star Wars fan) but for her being a great and inspiring person.

RIP Carrie

December 28th, 2016, 04:19 AM
Yeah it's pretty sad.

What's more sad is that she might have lived longer had she taken better care of herself in her youth. Drugs really take a toll on you.

Let this be a lesson to our generation that talks about YOLO culture and risk taking behavior now.

I certainly will learn from this.

December 28th, 2016, 08:25 PM
Yes..it's very sad happening. Regretfully I only know her as Princess Leia from her "Star Wars" movies.