Obituary: Carrie Fisher

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher (b.1956) died on December 27. Fisher came to prominence in 1977 portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars, continuing to play the role through the original trilogy, The Force Awakens, and other projects, as well as the forthcoming Episode 8. She appeared in other films, including some of genre interest, wrote multiple books, both fiction and non-fiction, and was considered one of Hollywood’s best script doctors. Her parents were actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Fisher Suffers Heart Attack

Actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens, suffered an heart attack on December 23 while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The LAFD was contacted shortly before the plane landed and took Fisher to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she is in critical condition. Fisher had just completed filming Star Wars: Episode VIII.
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