Actress and writer Carrie Fisher dies at 60
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
, actress and writer for page and screen, died this morning in a , hospital after treatment following cardiac arrest. She was best known for the role of Princess Leia in the movie franchise.
Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday during a commercial flight fromjust before landing in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the . She was reported to have remained stable over the weekend.
, Fisher's daughter, said, "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly [...] Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
|No. I fear dying[...] Anything with pain associated with it[...] But if I was gonna do it, I'd want someone like me around. And I will be there!|
—Carrie Fisher, when asked if she feared death, Rolling Stone
Though most famous for Star Wars, Fisher also appeared in such film and television productions as, , , , and . As a scriptwriter, Fisher contributed to , , and other films. Her most noted written work was the novel , made into a starring . Fisher's script received a nomination. Fisher was also known for her candid treatment of both substance abuse and in both her fictional and autobiographical works and for her awareness advocacy. She once described a manic episode as being "trapped inside a metaphor. Everything I looked at had a meaning. Everything was a warning or a sign. I was in a part of my brain I've only been in one time before."
Her personal life included romantic relationships with, , , and , with whom she had her daughter, Billie. Former co-star reported via that he was "devastated."
Last month, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Fisher responded on whether she feared death: "No. I fear dying [...] Anything with pain associated with it, I don't like. I've been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn't look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I'd want someone like me around. And I will be there!"
She was the eldest child of actress and stage performerand . Fisher is survived by her mother and daughter, brother Todd, and half-sisters Joely and Trisha Leigh Fisher.
- Dave Itzkoff. "Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60" — , December 27, 2016
- Lindsay Kimble. "Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'" — , December 27, 2016
- Daniel Kreps. "Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dead at 60" — , December 27, 2016
- Elizabeth Leonard. "Carrie Fisher Describes Her Bipolar Crisis" — , September 23, 2016