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Carrie Fisher, Famous for “Princess Leia” Role, Dies at 60

HeadlineDec 28, 2016

And Carrie Fisher, who catapulted to stardom as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” film franchise, died Tuesday morning at the age of 60 from complications following a heart attack. After balancing her film career with struggles against drug and alcohol addiction and bipolar disorder, Fisher helped to break down stigmas over mental illnesses. This is a clip from Carrie Fisher’s one-woman performance, “Wishful Drinking,” which debuted in 2006.

Carrie Fisher: “Oh, oh, oh. This will really, really impress you. I am in the abnormal psychology textbook. How cool is that? Now, keep in mind, I am a Pez dispenser, and I’m in the abnormal psychology textbook. Who says you can’t have it all?”

Most recently, Carrie Fisher was a fierce critic of Donald Trump. After Trump denied sexually assaulting one of his many accusers by implying she was too ugly, Fisher wrote, “So you have to be attractive to be groped uninvited by Trump. Finally! A reason to want to be ugly!” Carrie Fisher was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.

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