OBITUARIES

Rest in Peace - Actor & Writer Carrie Fisher Has Passed Away at Age 60

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December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher

It's with a heavy heart that we must report this sad news today. Actor and writer and script doctor (and dog lover) Carrie Fisher has died. After suffering a major heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, she was taken to a hospital but was unable to recover. Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd has confirmed the news to places such as Hollywood Reporter and NY Times, stating that she "passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly." Fisher is most well known/loved for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga, but she has also worked extensively on scripts and did lots of writing later in her life (including many novels/books, most notably her memoir Wishful Drinking). Rest in peace.

Carrie Fisher was born in October of 1956 in Beverly Hills, as the daughter of actor Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. Her first major on-screen role was in Warren Beatty's Shampoo in 1975, before she got the gig to play Princess Leia in A New Hope in 1977. Aside from her major Star Wars appearances, she was in the films The Blues Brothers, The 'Burbs, When Harry Met Sally, Drop Dead Fred, Soapdish, Scream 3, Heartbreakers, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Cougar Club, The Women, Fanboys, and Sorority Row. She has already filmed her part in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and has a role in Vlad Marsavin's Wonderwell. She has also written multiple novels and did plenty of uncredited script work in Hollywood. She will be missed.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Sad day. At least she got to reprise Leia one last time.
  • TheOct8pus
    This really sucks. RIP to an amazing woman.The galaxy won't be the same without her
  • Бабак
    So sad....RIP amazing woman.
  • LightningB
    This seriously sucks. I mean what a terrible day this is now. I look forward to seeing her one more time in Episode VIII in the role she completely owns. RIP princess.
  • Foffee
    Now I feel bad for knocking her in The Force Awakens. RIP
  • My deepest condolences to her family. May the force be with them.
  • Tester
    2016 will not go down without a fight and continues to suck !!! RIP lady
  • Jorrell Mcdaniel
    Sad. Beautiful legend.
  • grimjob
    That's it. I've had enough of this fucking year. GODAMMIT!!
    • CyraNOSE
      Real nice.
      • grimjob
        Oh sorry, didn't realize I wasn't allowed to be angry about losing her, of all people.
  • Higgens
    R.I.P Cant say Im too surprised coming after the heart attack, sad none the less though.
  • She was the only princess I ever admired. She was my first crush. This one really hits me hard today. Feel like I lost an old friend.
    • grimjob
      She's been a part of my whole life. There's been some terrible losses this year, but this one is the heaviest, for me.
      • Same buddy. Same.
      • Foffee
        we find out your mom died this year
  • III
    May the force be with you Carrie.
  • Jay
    I can't help but wonder how they would have handled THAT scene in Rogue One had Fisher Passed a month ago. I think that final shot, especially with the drama leading up to it and the delivery of that final line, would have played really differently had those been the circumstances. It's just so interesting that we just saw a youthful, revitalized Fisher on screen this month, brought to life in her most iconic role.
    • The Walking Cuban
      An ode to her, as it were.
  • I liked her. RIP.
  • Xerxexx
    Will miss. RIP
  • Bl00dwerK
    I still remember seeing Star Wars in '77 like it was yesterday. RIP, Carrie. :(
  • CyraNOSE
    God bless Carrie Fisher.
  • RAW_D
    It's a bummer man. A real bummer. God rest her soul in a galaxy far, far away.
  • grimjob
    And now Debbie Reynolds. Man that family just got ripped apart. Terrible.
    • son_et_lumiere
      unimaginable to have that kind of massive double hit within 24 hours. RIP, Princess and Kathy Selden. best we can do in tribute is put on a double header of Singin' In The Rain and Star Wars; plus, it'd be hard to not be smiling after that.

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