Tributes flooded as the death of the legendary actress, screenwriter, producer and Mental Health advocate was announced earlier today.
The world was shaken with the news of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, screenwriter, producer and Mental Health advocate who was famous for her role in the Star Wars films as Princess Leia (later General Leia Organa) died today, December 27 following a cardiac arrest at a transatlantic flight last December 23.
Apart from her work as an actress in the Star Wars films, she was also credited for doing screenwriting work in many of the hit movies of the 1990s such as Sister Act, Lethal Weapon 3, Hook and The Wedding Singer. In fact, Entertainment Weekly revealed that she was one of the most sought-after script doctors in Hollywood (script doctors, also known as script consultants, are hired to polish up existing screenplay).
She is also known for her bravery to tackle issues regarding mental health which earned her the Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard College in 2016 for her work on opening up public discourse on mental health through creativity and empathy.
Tributes to the late Hollywood legend came to social media shortly after the announcement of her death – with celebrities, politicians and her fans offering up their mourning and condolences.
Tributes From Celebrities
Mark Hamill is one of Carrie Fisher’s co-stars in the Star Wars film series where he plays the role of Luke Skywalker, the brother to Carrie’s character, Leia Organa.
Tributes from Politicians
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose
Partido Manggagawa (Labor Party of the Philippines)
Tributes from fans
Some fans of Carrie Fisher also pointed out in their tributes about how Carrie preferred her obituary to be worded as “drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra” in her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking.