RIP Carrie Fisher: Actress, Script Doctor, Memoirist Dead at 60

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Carrie Fisher, maybe better known to many as Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, died on December 27th at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack while on a London to LAX flight on December 23rd.

Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, had a screen career spanning almost 48 years, counting the posthumous releases next year. While she’s more than likely best known as Leia from four of the currently seven Star Wars films, she had more to her name than just the sci-fi franchise. Her film debut was in Shampoo in 1975; the ’80s brought roles in The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally (among other roles); and the ’90s and ’00s featured her in the first Austin Powers film, Scream 3Jay and Silent Bob, and Fanboys. More recently, she appeared on the Amazon Prime show Catastrophe, which will air its third season next year.

Other than acting, she worked as a script doctor on the Star Wars prequels, the Young Indiana Jones TV show, and Lethal Weapon 3. And in addition to that writing work, she also wrote three memoirs – Wishful Drinking (based on her one-woman show), Shockaholic, and the recent The Princess Diarist – in addition to several novels, including the semi-autobiographical Postcards From The Edge – which was adapted for the screen with Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.

In light of her passing, many have been mourning her passing on social media, including her Star Wars and Lucasfilm family …

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It's never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie…

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her dog Gary …

and many more, including those influenced by her writing and outspokenness about mental illness.

Carrie Fisher lived as she died, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. Her final posthumous work in season 3 of Catastrophe drops on Amazon Prime in 2017, and she graces movie theater screens one final time as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IIX on December 15, 2017.