Death of a "Princess," a Galaxy Far, Far Away Mourns

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@DWDavis (12860)
Pikeville, North Carolina
December 27, 2016 4:06pm CST
The tragic news of Carrie Fischer's death came this morning. For most of us, her passing is the passing of Princess Leia Organa, daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala, sister of Luke Skywalker, adopted daughter of Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan. Just as Star Wars has reentered the public eye in a huge way, with The Force Awakens last year, and Rogue One this year, the far away galaxy has lost one of its iconic personalities. While Fischer did appear in other movies, and wrote several books, as well as helping with several screenplays for which she revealed no credit, she was typecast for life as the daring Princess/Rebel Leia Organa. Fischer faced many challenges throughout her life, fueled by substance abuse of everything from marijuana to LSD, but of late had overcome them, and her resentment of Star Wars, to reprise her role as Leia. Filming for the 8th movie in the main series concluded last July, so her role in that installment of the epic saga was completed before her passing. The question now will be, how will they rewrite the promised 9th movie to take into account her death. Perhaps, as CG and voice synthesizers improve, Leia may yet appear in future installments, as did Grand Moff Tarkin in The Force Awakens, though the actor who portrayed him, Peter Cushing, died in 1994. All that will be decided in due time. For now, let us hope that, as the Force was once with Princess Leia, Carrie Fischer is now with the Force.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Dec 16
I also liked her in The Blues Brothers.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Dec 16
I liked the music from the Blues Brothers, but never really liked the movie.
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Dec 16
Before Star Wars, Fisher was a naughty teen with Warren Beatty in Shampoo.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Dec 16
@JohnRoberts So I understand. I haven't seen that movie, but may look it up.
@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Dec 16
I've never really been a Star Wars fan (I prefer Star Trek) but I saw the original movie and have always associated Carrie Fisher with that. It's really sad that she's gone so soon.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Star Wars I see as more of a fantasy story based on tropes taken from the Old Western movies. Star Trek is, or was when Gene Roddenberry was writing it, more based on science as it might be. Indeed, it seems many of Roddenberry's ideas have come to be.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Dec 16
@DWDavis Maybe that explains why I've never been a Star Wars fan. I was never a fan of the old Western movies either.
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@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Dec 16
I'll have to look for her in other movies, like Blues Brothers. I hadn't read about her struggles in life until the last few days.
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@TRBRocks420 (80999)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Dec 16
Rip Carrie Fischer very sad news, last I heard she was ok, then woke up to this.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
It did seem, from the reports, that she was recovering. I was shocked to see the news this morning.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
27 Dec 16
It was in the news a couple days ago that she suffered a heart attack on a plane but that she was okay ----
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
I haven't seen the details yet of how her health took such a downturn. It seemed like she was going to be okay. Quite a shock to wake up to this morning.
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@Morleyhunt (20261)
• Canada
27 Dec 16
The last few weeks seem to have claimed many celebrities.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
2016 has been a tragic year for celebrities. My oldest son was telling me it seems as though more celebrities are dying because there are simply more people considered to be celebrities than in the past. When I think about it, I'm sure he's right.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 16
It was not surprising to me since they killed off Han Solo from the last movie. Rest in peace for her and hope people will remember how good she was an actress.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
The character Han Solo was killed, but Harrison Ford lives on. Now the writers have the tragic duty of killing off Princess Leia, which I don't think was in their long range plans.
@xstitcher (12154)
• Petaluma, California
27 Dec 16
That's a shame. I saw the original Star Wars at a drive in in 1977.
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@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Dec 16
It is sad. 2016 has been a bad year for losing popular performers.
• United States
30 Jul 17
I never saw Carrie Fisher in anything but Star Wars and she great as Princess Leia. She multitalented as well as plagued by her own demons. She had many misgivings about reprising Princess leia, but she managed quite well. Hopefully all her demons are at rest now and she can be with the force.
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@Deepizzaguy (14485)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Dec 16
I am sorry Carrie lost her life but we can honor her memory of carrying on her work in our own way.
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• United States
28 Dec 16
I was saddened to hear the news of Carrie Fischer passing away. 2016 has been an awful year for deaths. We have lost a lot of great people. The Star Wars universe will mourn the Princess.
@Susan2015 (21298)
• United States
28 Dec 16
May she rest in peace. She was so good in that role.