Carrie Fisher – Remembering Princess Leia of Star Wars
When Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016, Hollywood lost much more than among the biggest stars of Star Wars. It also lost one of the smartest and beautiful performers among its ranks. People may famously know her as Princess Leia, but she was much more than that and her fans remember this still.
Carrie starred alongside Mark Hamill (who played Luke Skywalker) to develop six blockbuster Star Wars features that its fans still marvel today. However, her filmography did not consist of fictional universes starring Darth Vader and Chewbacca alone. She also starred in titles like When Harry Met Sally, Charlie’s Angels, and Austin Powers. Later, she also returned to Star Wars to star in The Force Awakens in 2015.
Carrie Fisher Was a Rebel
Our Princess Leia was known for her humor and sharp wits. It is also said that she was very open about her addiction and mental illness. In fact, National Geographic wrote an article on her and described her to be a difficult person who was not shy to talk about her demons. One of her famous highlights was when she sent a cow tongue to a producer who sexually assaulted her friend. Heather Ross, the victim, also revealed that Carrie put the tongue in a box with a bow on top and personally delivered it. Very bold, Carrie!
Mark Hamill On The Star Wars Star
One particular tweet by Mark Hamill really melted our hearts.
It's bittersweet facing my final chapter without her-She is simply irreplaceable. I'm finding solace in the fact that she won't BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news.#CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/7ueMqBxQwa
— Mark Hamillween (@HamillHimself) July 29, 2018
This was tweeted back in 2018. He still remembers Carrie today and even wished her in the following tweet:
— Mark Hamillween (@HamillHimself) October 21, 2019
Carrie Fisher To Have A Part In Star Wars: Episode IX
Confirmed by Mark Hamill on Twitter himself, we will get to see one more scene of Carrie Fisher in the latest star wars movie. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reportedly has a scene reserved for Carrie Fisher. This very news made the movie fans jump as they await the movie trailer.
“Happy Birthday!”, Fans Celebrate Today
Today, Carrie Fisher fans and the Star Wars community celebrate what could have been her 63rd birthday. Here is what they have to say:
From a Galaxy Far Far Away. We celebrate the day for our princess, our general. Who we all consider royalty, Happy Birthday Carrie, I find it difficult to talk in the past tense. So I’m not going to, “No one is ever really gone…” #HappyBirthday #CarrieFisher pic.twitter.com/dgNDhDEOWo
— Luke Skywalker (@MentorSkywalker) October 21, 2019
Carrie Fisher would have turned 63 today. She will forever be in our hearts 💕
Our Princess. Our General. Our Queen. pic.twitter.com/kJjigqn9ci
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) October 21, 2019
“I don’t hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency.”
Happy birthday, the sorely missed Carrie Fisher …. pic.twitter.com/O9EM0X2QOt
— Megan Abbott (@meganeabbott) October 21, 2019
Carrie Fisher suffered from a heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles. She spent four days in the hospital before passing away from sleep apnea (and a number of other factors).