2016 couldn't say good-bye without a few more kicks below the belt, could it?
At the risk of blaspheming against my fellow geeks, I've never been a huge Star Wars fan. But Carrie Fisher's death this morning was still quite a shock to me. She was only 60. (I say "only" to make myself feel better. She and I shared a birth year, 1956.)
I was and am less of a Star Wars fan and more of a Carrie Fisher fan. She was, for instance, quite enjoyable in her role as the crazed stalker in The Blues Brothers. And let's not forget that she was a successful author. And of course, I'm old enough to remember her when she was "just " the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds!
Whether you know her only as Princess Leia, or from her other roles, her writings, or any combination thereof, her death is a tragedy and she will be missed.
Thanks for your time.