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Farewell…Carrie Fisher

The rebels have lost a General.

Carrie Fisher passed away Tuesday morning after being suffering a heart attack on her flight from London to Los Angeles last week. She was 60 years old.

Many may have known her from her Star Wars role as Princess Leia (she became General Leia Organa as of The Force Awakens), but she made an impact in many other areas from film to TV to literature. Besides Star Wars she featured and starred in a variety of films from When Harry Met Sally… to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Fisher also made many television appearances ranging from Saturday Night Live to Smallville to Weeds and 30 Rock. In all of her projects, she managed to add something that was unique.

Her books from Postcards from the Edge to Wishful Drinking and most recently The Princess Diarist offered fans insight into everything from her relationship with her mother to her struggles with mental illness, which she became vocal about, to her early acting days with an honesty, wit, and humor that was entirely her own.

Note from KP: As a child of the ’70s and ’80s, Carried Fisher made a huge impact on me. Of course, like most others my age, I was in love with Princess Leia. She made having a “girl” action figure cool. But as I got older, I was always fond of her wit and ability to make acting look ‘easy’. She STOLE When Harry Met Sally (not easy with how great the movie is) and she was perfection with her guest stop on 30 Rock. She never took herself too seriously (look at her role in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) and I loved her for that too. She has done a ton of work for people with mental illness and she will be sorely missed on all of these fronts.

I don’t know if you want to be among the stars, but I hope you’re at rest, wherever you find yourself now, my Princess.

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