Actress Carrie Fisher, starred for Princess Leia in Star Wars, dies
Actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher died on December 27 in Los Angeles after a heart attack. A message about her death was confirmed by a family representative Simon Halls. He issued a statement on behalf of his daughter Fisher: “We are very sad to report: Billy Lourd confirmed the information that her beloved mother died at 8:55 this morning. All over the world, they loved her, and we would miss her greatly. Our whole family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers. ”
December 23, on board the aircraft flying from London to Los Angeles, Fisher suffered a heart attack. Immediately after landing, the actress was placed in the nearest hospital, where she died four days later.
Carrie Fisher was born in 1956 in Beverly Hills to the family of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. When the girl was two years old, her parents divorced and her father married actress Elizabeth Taylor.Carrie grew up among workers in film, theater and television.
Fisher studied for a year at the Central School of Speech and Theater in London. She debuted as an actress in 1973 in the musical "Irene", where her mother also played. A year later, she began starring in the first film of the saga of George Lucas - “Star Wars. Episode IV: New Hope. The role of Leia Organa Solo, princess of the planet Alderaan, made the young actress famous, and all further images of Lea's character were based on Fisher's appearance.
The role of Leia, the actress performed in three more episodes of the saga: "The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980, "The Return of the Jedi" in 1983 and the "Awakening of Power" in 2015. According to producer Kathleen Kennedy, Fisher was supposed to play in the eighth episode, the premiere of which is scheduled for December 14, 2017.
Fisher also starred in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Hannah and Her Sisters, Charlie's Angels: Only Forward, and the Sex and the City series, "Smallville Mysteries" and "The Big Bang Theory."
Among other things, Fisher has written several autobiographical novels. In her book, Postcards from the End of the Abyss, Mike Nichols made the film with the same name, starring Meryl Streep in 1990.In July 2015, Fisher announced that she would write a story about the filming of “Star Wars”, and in June 2016, she began keeping a column with memories and tips on the website of The Guardian newspaper.