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Carrie Fisher

Actress Carrie Fisher was born into Hollywood royalty. Parents Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds welcomed their daughter into the world on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills. She didn’t make her film debut until 1975’s “Shampoo” alongside Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn. In 1977, Fisher took on the role she is best known for as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise. She reprised this part many times over the course of decades. The late actress already filmed her scenes for “Star Wars VIII” before her sudden death in December 2016. Fisher suffered a heart attack on December 23, 2016 on a flight back to Los Angeles from London. She was rushed to the hospital upon landing and died four days later. Her grief-stricken mom died of a stroke the following day on December 28. The mother-daughter duo was buried side-by-side in a joint headstone at Hollywood’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Fisher was cremated, but some of her ashes were put into a Prozac pill-shaped urn. Her final on-screen role was in Season 3 of the Amazon Prime series “Catastrophe.” She passed soon after filming wrapped. Fisher is survived by her daughter, “Scream Queens” actress Billie Lourd, and beloved French bulldog, Gary, who has a massive following on his personal Instagram account. She gave birth to her only child on July 17, 1992 in Los Angeles with ex Bryan Lourd, managing director of the talent agency CAA. He came out as gay and married partner Bruce Bozzi in October 2016. Fisher confessed in her 2016 memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” that she had a secret three month love affair with “Star Wars” co-star Harrison Ford in 1976 when she was only 19. He was 33, married, and had two kids at the time. She got engaged to “The Blues Brothers” co-star Dan Aykroyd in 1980, but they never said “I do.” Fisher was married to singer Paul Simon briefly from August 1983-July 1984. After their divorce, they continued dating for many years on and off. She also dated an unidentified U.S. Senator. Fisher’s first foray into writing came in 1987 with the novel “Postcards from the Edge,” which was adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid in 1990. She penned another non-fiction book, “Shockaholic,” in 2011. Besides “The Princess Diarist,” Fisher bared her soul in her 2006 one woman play “Wishful Drinking.” This was turned into an autobiographical book in 2008. HBO filmed a special about it in 2014 and 2015. Fisher opened up about getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1985, entering rehab in the mid-80s, and drug use as a teen. She became a mental health advocate. She also partnered with HBO on a documentary with her mom called “Bright Lights.” It was released shortly after their deaths.

Carrie Fisher Testing Revealed Cocaine, Heroin and Other Opiates in Her System ... Unclear If They Contributed to Death

Carrie Fisher
Tests Revealed Cocaine, Other Opiates ... Unclear If They Contributed to Death

Carrie Fisher had cocaine, morphine, codeine and oxycodone in her system when she was hospitalized after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight to LAX. The L.A. County Coroner… READ MORE >

Carrie Fisher Died of Sleep Apnea Says Coroner

Carrie Fisher
Died of Sleep Apnea ... Coroner Now Says

Carrie Fisher did not die simply from a heart attack, instead it was sleep apnea and a combination of other factors ... according to a new coroner's report. The L.A. County Coroner released the… READ MORE >

- 546 days ago
Gary the Dog Living it Up at Carrie Fisher Movie Night (VIDEO)

Gary the Dog
This is How I Roll!!! At Carrie Fisher Movie Night

Gary the Dog turnt all the way up at a special Carrie Fisher movie screening Thursday ... and it's the most ADORABLE thing you're going to see all day!!!!! Gary and his caretaker -- Carrie's… READ MORE >

- 588 days ago
Carrie Fisher's Gravesite Peaceful, Force Still Strong on May the Fourth (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Carrie Fisher
Force Grows Stronger ... On 'May the Fourth' Day

Carrie Fisher's gravesite is calm and peaceful on Star Wars Day ... but her force is starting to draw fans who want to honor the galaxy's Princess. Princess Leia's headstone -- shared with her… READ MORE >

- 589 days ago
Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Headstone Looks Like a Hollywood Monument (PHOTO)

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
Tombstone Installed ... Instant Hollywood Landmark

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' deep mother/daughter bond is now memorialized with their massive combined headstone ... which was unveiled over the weekend. It's minimal on text -- etched only… READ MORE >

- 592 days ago
Carrie Fisher's Gary the Dog Arrives at LAX after Star Wars Celebration Panel (VIDEO)

Carrie Fisher
Return of the Princess's Dog Post-Star Wars Celebration

Gary Fisher -- aka Gary the Dog, aka Carrie Fisher's beloved French Bulldog -- came in for a soft landing at LAX Saturday, under the watchful eye of his new owner. Corby McCoin, Carrie's… READ MORE >

- 607 days ago
Carrie Fisher's Dog Gary Gets A New Forever, But Not With Billie

Carrie Fisher
Gary The Dog Gets A New Forever Home But Not With Billie

Carrie Fisher's beloved French bulldog, Gary, was supposed to live with Billie Lourd after Carrie's passing, but it turns out that's NOT the case. We've learned Carrie's assistant, Corby… READ MORE >

- 627 days ago
Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial At Forest Lawn

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
Public Memorial Draws Hundreds To Forest Lawn

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' public memorial just wrapped ... and included plenty of singing, dancing and memories. The memorial was held at Forest Lawn Saturday inside a 1,200 seat theater,… READ MORE >

- 629 days ago
Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds -- Public Memorial Will Include James Blunt Tribute Song, Gary the Dog

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
Public Memorial Will Feature James Blunt, Gary the Dog

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are about to get a belated but pretty awesome public send-off. The public memorial will be held March 25 at Forest Lawn, where the mother/daughter are… READ MORE >

- 640 days ago
Carrie Fisher Will Not Be Recreated Digitally for New 'Star Wars' Films

Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia Will Not Go Digital ... Lucasfilm Promises

'Star Wars' fans can rest easy ... Lucasfilm says they have no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher's performance as Princess or Gen. Leia Organa in upcoming films. The company issued the… READ MORE >

- 700 days ago
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