Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016

Written by Martin Unsworth Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Movie News

Iconic Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher has passed away aged 60 following a massive heart attack on December 23rd.

Although most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original trilogy and The Force Awakens, Carrie had a long and fruitful career as an actor, writer, and speaker.

Born in 1956 to parents singer Eddie Fisher and actor Debbie Reynolds, her filmography includes such varied works as Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally (1989).  Her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge was a best-seller, with Fisher penning the screenplay for the feature film version in 1990. In her non-fiction books, Wishful Drinking (adapted from her stage performance), Shockaholic, and The Princess Diarist, she laid bare her soul and demons, opening up about her bipolar and drug addictions.

With her return to the Star Wars saga, Carrie once again took the spotlight, appearing on chat shows and fan conventions and delighting audiences with her honesty and humour.

STARBURST sends its deepest sympathies and thoughts to Carrie’s family and friends.

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