The Force Is Lost With Carrie Fisher Dead At 60
Four days left until 2016 is over, and we lose another great star in Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher’s death was a direct result of her heart attack on December 23.
TMZ reports that Carrie Fisher was mid flight when the event took place, and that “United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as ‘unresponsive’ when they landed,” and that she was put on a ventilator when she arrived at the hospital.
Carrie Fisher, most notably known as Princess Leia Organa from Star Wars was always known for her tenacity and brashness, while also being a force of nature, and a real woman. Her legacy stems not only from being a Star Wars heroine, but being admittedly real in all aspects of her life.
It’s no secret that Carrie Fisher’s life has been full of ups and downs. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she had also used cocaine and prescription drugs during her days on the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back, according to Rolling Stone. She also had a bout with alcoholism, which she documented many of her rehab experiences, as well as her relationship with her mom, Debbie Reynolds in Postcards From The Edge.
In 1983, she had married musician Paul Simon, according to People, and were on and off again for many years, even after divorcing.
People shared that Simon Halls, the family spokesperson released a statement from Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, that “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning… She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly… Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Carrie then went on to detail her time as a Star Wars heroine by writing the book The Princess Diarist, which she was promoting when she died. The book noted her on-set affair with co-star Harrison Ford during Star Wars, among other notable memories from that time.
Fisher was 15 minutes from landing at the airport when she suffered her heart attack, but TMZ shares that the “family had said she was in ‘stable condition’ but we’re told she was not responsive after her medical emergency.” TMZ shares that Carrie never regained consciousness after the emergency.
As Carrie lived her life, she proved there was strength in tragic moments, both on and off the screen. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and fans, both from this universe, and from the galaxy far, far away.
Rest In Peace, Carrie. May The Force Be With You.
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