Carrie Fisher 10/21/56-12/27/16
Well before her signature role as Princess Leia Organa in the STAR WARS saga, Carrie Fisher’s life was already, in a sense, regal. Born to celebrity duo Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, she grew up in the stellar atmosphere of Hollywood. After a year and a half at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, she chose the same course as that of her parents, soon finding herself auditioning for a role that would take her, and the rest of us, to “a galaxy far, far away.”
Between 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” and last year ‘s “The Force Awakens,” Carrie Fisher became a force on several fronts: pithy author, mother, recovering addict, and advocate for those suffering mental illness.
And now, as 2016 concludes, we say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, immersed in full moon’s light with, perhaps, a certain gold-trimmed brassiere around her neck. (Those who’ve read her will understand*.)
Goodbye, Carrie. Let us hope for a postcard from the eternal.
* In “Wishful Drinking” Carrie said that, when she passed, she wanted it to be said that she ‘drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.’ Glad we could be of service…