Goodbye Carrie Fisher – May the force be with you always

Yesterday, the world received some very sad news. After suffering a heart attack recently on her way home from an international flight, Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.

Carrie Fisher once said, “Writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words & reading books.”

As a writer myself, those words touched me deeply, but this wasn’t the only way that Carrie was relatable. After dazzling the world with her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, she continued a successful career as an actress, writer, and activist.

She was open about her own demons, sharing the truth of her struggles with depression, addiction, and more. She was blunt. She was funny. She was strong. Carrie embodied many of the traits that so many young women looked up to in Princess Leia herself. She was witty, and she was kind. A friend to all who worked with her, all who encountered her, and beloved by many.

Watching the films will be bittersweet now, as our Princess was taken from us, far too soon.

With that, we’ll leave you with some other kind words/ tributes to Ms. Fisher:

Fisher’s co-stars had words of mourning as well:

Carrie, may the Force be with you!   

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.