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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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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

Sad day. At least she got to reprise Leia one last time.

DAVIDPD on Dec 27, 2016

2

This really sucks. RIP to an amazing woman.The galaxy won't be the same without her

TheOct8pus on Dec 27, 2016

3

So sad....RIP amazing woman.

Бабак on Dec 27, 2016

4

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.

LightningB on Dec 27, 2016

5

Now I feel bad for knocking her in The Force Awakens. RIP

Foffee on Dec 27, 2016

6

My deepest condolences to her family. May the force be with them.

tarek on Dec 27, 2016

7

2016 will not go down without a fight and continues to suck !!! RIP lady

Tester on Dec 27, 2016

8

Sad. Beautiful legend.

Jorrell Mcdaniel on Dec 27, 2016

9

That's it. I've had enough of this fucking year. GODAMMIT!!

grimjob on Dec 27, 2016

10

Real nice.

CyraNOSE on Dec 28, 2016

11

Oh sorry, didn't realize I wasn't allowed to be angry about losing her, of all people.

grimjob on Dec 28, 2016

12

R.I.P Cant say Im too surprised coming after the heart attack, sad none the less though.

Higgens on Dec 27, 2016

13

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.

Quanah on Dec 27, 2016

14

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.

grimjob on Dec 27, 2016

15

Same buddy. Same.

Quanah on Dec 27, 2016

16

we find out your mom died this year

Foffee on Dec 28, 2016

17

May the force be with you Carrie.

III on Dec 27, 2016

18

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.

Jay on Dec 27, 2016

19

An ode to her, as it were.

The Walking Cuban on Dec 27, 2016

20

I liked her. RIP.

Carpola on Dec 27, 2016

21

Will miss. RIP

Xerxexx on Dec 27, 2016

22

I still remember seeing Star Wars in '77 like it was yesterday. RIP, Carrie. 🙁

Bl00dwerK on Dec 28, 2016

23

God bless Carrie Fisher.

CyraNOSE on Dec 28, 2016

24

It's a bummer man. A real bummer. God rest her soul in a galaxy far, far away.

RAW_D on Dec 28, 2016

25

And now Debbie Reynolds. Man that family just got ripped apart. Terrible.

grimjob on Dec 28, 2016

26

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.

son_et_lumiere on Dec 29, 2016

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