Actress and writer Carrie Fisher dies at 60
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
US actress and writer for page and screen, died this morning in a Los Angeles, California hospital after treatment following cardiac arrest. She was best known for the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise.,
Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday during a commercial flight from London just before landing in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center. 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 bipolar disorder in both her fictional and autobiographical works and for her mental health 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.", , , , 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
Her personal life included romantic relationships with Twitter that he was "devastated.", , , and , with whom she had her daughter, Billie. Former co-star reported via
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