The year 2016 does not want to end quietly. With only a few more days left, Carrie Fisher, most famous for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars Saga passed away today; she had suffered a heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles on December 23. She was 60 years old.
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Ms. Fisher was an actress, a much-sought-after script doctor, a best-selling novelist, an advocate for mental health, and a mother.
She had just wrapped shooting Episode VIII of the newest Star Wars Trilogy, continuing her role from The Force Awakens (Episode VII) as General Leia Organa. But she will always be remembered for playing Princess Leia in the Original Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Princess Leia broke the mold of the damsel in distress. She was smart, tough, commanding, beautiful, and just as handy with a blaster as space cowboy Han Solo. Then as now she was an inspiration.
Condolences to her daughter, mother, family and friends. Carrie Fisher will be missed.