Carrie Fisher who is best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died today on Tuesday, 2016 following a heart attack. The death was confirmed. She was 60. The death of Princess Leia of star wars is such a huge shock to everyone.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” a representative for Lourd told FoxNews.com. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
How Carrie Fisher Died
Fisher also publicly struggled with bipolar disorder and abused pain killers and cocaine. She said in 2008 that she received electroconvulsive therapy treatments every six weeks at one point. As at today, she was confirmed dead of heart attack.
“Best Awful” was the fifth and final of Fisher’s novels, though she later wrote three non-fiction works, including 2016’s “The Princess Diarist.” A talented writer, she helped rework screen plays for “Sister Act,” “Last Action Hero” and “The Wedding Singer.”
Fisher also continued her acting career later in life, often appearing as herself in comedic turns on television shows. Somewhat out of character, she provided the voice of “Angela” on “Family Guy” from 2005-2016. Her last projects were in two yet-to-be released films: “Wonderwall” and as Leia in “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
Fisher became an outspoken advocate for those battling mental illness and received an Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from Harvard in 2016.
Reactions to her Princess Leia’s death
As expected, several movies stars are already tweeting about the deatch of the iconic woman
Some of these are
Billy Dee Williams – I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
Mark Hamill – no words #Devastated
20th Century Fox – Rest In Peace, Carrie Fisher.
In her book “Wishful Drinking,” Fisher wrote the beginning of her ideal obituary. The remark came as the punchline to an anecdote about “Star Wars” director George Lucas telling Fisher that Princess Leia couldn’t wear a bra in space — because, by his logic, it would kill the character.
“I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary,” she wrote. “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”