Wow. 2016 is cutting deep with this one. Sadly, Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27th at the age of 60.
On December 23rd, Fisher went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was then put on a ventilator before her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, stated that her daughter was in stable condition. Unfortunately, now four days later, the pop culture icon took a turn for the worse.
Obviously, Carrie Fisher is most well known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her sassy charm, iconic hairdos, and, of course, her metal bikini are classic in the series. Most recently, Fisher returned to the role in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is also set to appear in 2017’s eighth installment in the saga. Supposedly, all of her scenes have already been completed for the film.
While her role as Princess Leia is by far the most recognizable, she also had roles in many other films over the years including The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally…, Drop Dead Fred, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Although, her career would never reach the heights of her Star Wars heyday, she was always a presence on the acting circuit. She has been credited as a screenwriter and author as well.
While it truly is a sad day for fans worldwide, her final role in Star Wars Episode XIII will be all the more special. It seems only fitting that her last film will be a part of the franchise that put her on the map. All respects go to Carrie Fisher’s family and friends.