Carrie Fisher – 1956-2016

Hello everyone.

By the time you read this, I’ll be in Cardiff off to see ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ at the cinema!

I’d like to make a little tribute to Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ movies! I’m deeply saddened to hear the news that Carrie Fisher passed away this week. I know that many ‘Star Wars’ fans will be devastated and deeply miss her as she was well-loved as Princess Leia.

I’m not an avid ‘Star Wars’ fan like many others, but I’ve enjoyed seeing the ‘Star Wars’ movies on DVD and at the cinema. My memories of Carrie Fisher are happy ones as I’ve enjoyed seeing her in the original ‘Star Wars’ film trilogy as Princess Leia with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, C-3P0 and R2-D2.

I’m pleased that I saw Carrie Fisher on the big screen earlier this year in January 2016 when watching ‘Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ at the cinema. I look forward to seeing her make her final appearance as Leia in ‘Episode VIII’, although it will be strange watching it with her no longer with us.

I liked some of the tributes given to Carrie from other celebrities like Mark Hamil, William Shatner, Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Fry, Warwick Davis, etc. Here is a news article on BBC News covering the announcement of Carrie Fisher’s death –

I’m so saddened Carrie Fisher has passed away this year and I feel for the ‘Star Wars’ fans who must be devastated from hearing the news. I have happy memories of Carrie Fisher. Although I never met Carrie at conventions, I do feel that one of our best loved sci-fi ladies has been taken away from us!

My prayers and thoughts go to Carrie’s family; friends and all who knew her.

“May the force be with you, Carrie! Always!”

Thanks for reading.

Bye for now.


5 thoughts on “Carrie Fisher – 1956-2016

  1. Timelord 007

    Carrie Fishers passing has left me depressed & heartbroken not only was she Princess Leia but spoke allso was a advocate on mental illness discussing her bipolar disorder which has helped me accept my own bipolar condition, thank you Carrie for making my traumatic childhood a little less traumatic as Princess Leia in Star Wars & making a 7 yr old fall in love with the entire saga & in real life for helping me find inner courage to cope with my own bipolar disorder.

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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Simon.

    Thanks for sharing about your fondest memories of Carrie Fisher and sharing how she was an advocate on mental illness, discussing bipolar disorder. I’m pleased Carrie meant so much to you in your childhood.

    I’ve seen ‘Rogue One’ today. Greatly enjoyed it! Hope to review it soon on my blog.

    Tim. 🙂


    1. Timelord007

      Yeah, doctor who got me into sci-fi but star wars made me fall in love with movies, I remember watching return of the jedi aged 8 at the cinema like it was yesterday taking my luke skywalker figure with me lol.

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  3. Tim Bradley Post author

    I’m now saddened to hear that Carrie Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds has also passed away. It must have been a great shock for her to have her daughter pass away like that. I saw Debbie Reynolds in ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ with Gene Kelly. I also have happy memories of her, but didn’t realise Debbie Reynolds was Carrie Fisher’s mother. What a sad loss! Tim.


    1. Timelord 007

      It certainly is my friends, there’s a film with Meryl Streep called postcards from the edge which is a autobiographical film written by Carrie Fisher which is a fictional retelling of her life & relationship with her mum.

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