Carrie Fisher, the actress most famous for her legendary role as Princess Leia in Star Wars has died at the age of 60 from a heart attack 2 days prior her death.
Everybody I am sure can relate to Carrie Fisher as the beautiful Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, which took her to instant fame. Even in her last years she was still involved with the Star Wars franchise, acting in the Star Wars movies, ‘The Force Awakens’ and the latest edition that is yet to be released ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’.
But as we look at Carrie as Princess Leia, there was far, far more to this brilliant actress than most of us really knew. She went to act in well over thirty more films in her long and active career, starring in movies such as The Blues Brothers’ with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, and ‘The Man With One Red Shoe’ with Tom Hanks.
Carrie Fisher was also one of the best script doctors in Hollywood, aiding in large scripts such as ‘The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’, and uncredited script work in ‘Lethal Weapon 3’, ‘Outbreak’ and ‘The Wedding Singer’. She was also a very successful novelist, writing a series of novels throughout her career such as ‘Delusions of Grandma’, ‘Surrender The Pink’ and ‘Shockaholic’. Carrie also wrote an autobiographical humor book named “Wishful Drinking” which later became a stage adaption. Both were a huge success for Carrie.
The daughter of the legendary actress, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie had her own turmoils in life, from struggling with a drugs and alcohol addiction, battling severe bouts of depression over the years, and later being diagnosed with bipolar syndrome. Many would agree that Carrie definitely had her moutains to climb and yet, she amazingly found her way on top!.
Carrie Fisher was a talented soul that will be missed by all….