We’re heartbroken to report that beloved Star Wars actress and Hollywood royal Carrie Fisher has passed away at the young age of 60.
Fisher flew her way into our hearts as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, bringing elegance, humor, and beauty to arguably the most prominent female scifi character of all time.
The actress struggled with addiction and bipolar disorder for decades, but never shied away from sharing her struggles and experiences with the world. She wrote several books, toured the world, and shared her life story with anyone who would listen.
Her frank talk about her troubles and prior addictions helped thousands across the globe come to terms with their personal struggles. Fisher’s appearances in films and television continued to bring smiles to her adoring fans.
Needless to say, Star Wars fans across the globe rejoiced at the news that Fisher would reprise her role as General Leia in the seventh installment of Star Wars. Her appearance at the end of the 2015 film was memorable and heartbreaking, as we watched the character cope with the loss of her estranged husband Han Solo.
Fisher was less known but widely revered for her role as a Hollywood “script doctor” – a talented writer brought in at the last minute to clean up screenplays and scripts that otherwise weren’t looking so great.
The news came as a shock to us all, just two days after Christmas, as the actress had been looking well as she toured the globe promoting her latest memoir, The Princess Diarist.
Carrie Fisher is slated to make her final appearance as Leia in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film which will hit theaters in December 2018.
May the force be with you, Carrie.