A galaxy far, far away has lost a bright light.
Carrie Fisher had an apparent heart attack on Friday. She died Tuesday.
She brought a fierceness to everything she touched, even when she wasn’t taking herself seriously.
As the iconic Leia in Star Wars, she taught generations that a princess can be a resilient, smart and powerful hero. She could land the wisecrack, show vulnerability while standing tall and lead the rebellion.
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She was the best kind of princess, the hero in her own story.
Outside of Star Wars, she was just as iconic. She was also a writer, script doctor and mental health advocate. As the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, she gave the rest of us a glimpse into Hollywood with equal measure of humor and truth.
“I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra,” she wrote.
May the Force be with you, Carrie. You and your stories will be missed.