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Actress Carrie Fisher dies
2016-12-27

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Actress Carrie Fisher—known worldwide for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga and for her reinvention as a novelist and screenwriter—died Dec. 27 at age 60. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.

The family issued a statement: "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly."

Fisher may be known for Star Wars, but she also appeared in films such as Hannah and Her Sisters, Soapdish and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as well as TV shows like Frasier and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Fisher is also known for her book, Postcards From The Edge, and Fisher wrote the screenplay for the movie from her novel.

A supporter of LGBT rights, Fisher was among those who attended the 2012 marriage of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt. In a 2010 interview with LGBT publication The Advocate, she revealed that she got her first kiss from a gay man and discussed her ex-husband Bryan Lourd, who left her for another man.

That interview is at Advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2010/12/10/fisher-priceless.


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