But it wasn’t just the Star Wars series that she starred in, she also appeared in films such as The Blues Brothers (1980), When Harry Met Sally (1989) amongst many others. Most recently she had a recurring role in the UK television program Catastrophe. She occasionally played herself in Sex in the City and The Big Bang Theory.
Fisher was also an accomplished author, and she had been promoting her most recent memoir The Princess Diarist on a book tour of the UK, before she caught the fateful flight that saw her experience the cardiac arrest that would end her life. This final memoir recalls the behind-the-scenes activities that took place during the Star Wars film series. Her previously authored memoirs were Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic. She had also penned 4 novels.
She was the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, also both famous Hollywood stars. Fisher was brought up within the stereotypical Hollywood environment, with it’s exposure to drugs and alcohol, and has struggled with these throughout her career. It is unknown if her ill-health had any association to these.
Sorrowfully, Fisher pre-deceased her 84-year-old mother, who released this heartbreaking statement: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”
Carrie Fisher’s brutal wit and sparkling beauty will be truly missed.