Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actor and writer, most well known for playing Princess Leia from Star Wars. Her acting career began in 1975, starring first in the comedy movie Shampoo. In 1977, her career got much more recognition, when she played Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV, and bonded along with her fellow actors.
Alongside starring in the series of Star Wars films, she played many other characters, such as the Mystery Woman in The Blues Brothers (1980), April in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Marie Fisher in When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Janie in Drop Dead Fred (1991), as well as more minor roles in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Scream 3 (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and Family Guy.
Fisher’s father was singer Eddie Fisher, and her mother was actress Debbie Reynolds.
Carrie Fisher was in multiple relationships, one resulting in her son, Billie Catherine Lourd. In February 26, 2005, Gregory Stevens, a lobbyist, was found dead in her home from ‘cocaine and oxycodone use.’ This, along with her bipolar disorder, made her start to use drugs to help herself stay stable.
On December 23rd, 2016, she had a heart attack during a plane flight from London to los Angeles, tragically passing away on the 27th at 60 years old.
Her mother, Debbie, died just the next day of a stroke, when a blood vessel ruptured and started bleeding in her brain. Hypertension was listed as an underlying cause, but many say that the grief of losing her daughter had a fatal impact on her as well.
Carrie Fisher was a beautiful woman, as an actor and a person, and she will be missed by all.