Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016, R.I.P.


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.

13 comments:

  1. Of all the deaths in 2016, for me this one hurt the most. Like you, I was a fan, not just of her Star Wars role (and I admit to being a Star Wars geek), but also for her writing, and especially of her writing for the stage. She was definitely brave, exposing her life difficulties in hopes that it would help others cope with and conquer their own difficulties. She was one tough broad! The fact that she was taken from us right at the end of what's been a thoroughly execrable year is just an unnecessary punch in the gut! 2016 can't end fast enough for me.

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    1. Me, either. This has been a horrible year.

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  2. Both GM and CF taken way too soon! Very shocking. This has been a seriously weird year - hope the remaining few days pass uneventfully.

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  3. i knew her most from Star Wars but seen her in other roles too. 60 isn't that old indeed.

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    1. Hard for me to judge, since I just hit 60 on November 16th, but no, it doesn't seem that old.

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  4. I commented first on Debbie's death anow here. She was so intelligent and a breath of freaky air with her truthful manner. I love these pics and that Princess Leia costume from the third film is every man's dream

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  5. I'm a Star Wars fan, and I miss her already. Until her death, I didn't really know she was an author. Now, of course, I want to read her books. It's sad that I never knew that when she was alive. I don't know if I'm the only one who feels this way, but it's like Star Wars overshadowed everything else she may have done.

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    1. Yes, she was primarily known for her Star Wars work, but she had fans for other things as well, of course.

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