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Carrie Fisher passes away at age 60

12.27.2016

Carrie Fisher, flying from from London to Los Angeles this past Friday, went into cardiac arrest just minutes before touching down. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the heart attack over the weekend. There had been little news to report over the last few days but Carrie ultimately succumbed early this morning.

Family spokesman Simon Halls on Carrie Fisher's passing:

It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.

Carrie Fisher will be forever remembered as an icon - our princess from a galaxy far, far away. She's played a wonderful plethora of bit parts over the years in classics like THE BLUES BROTHERS and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, showed up on television, written several books and even reunited with Harrison Ford in last year's STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. She was very upfront about her life and in turn, respected for honest demeanor. Suffice it to say that she was a pleasure to experience on and off the screen.

I know we all were pulling for Carrie this past weekend, so this loss will be felt for some time. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family, her friends, and everyone else who's been touched by her time here on Earth. Rest in peace, Carrie.

Source: Deadline

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10:33AM on 12/29/2016
A very sad news and now Debbie Reynolds passed away too. 2016 is really a bad year.
A very sad news and now Debbie Reynolds passed away too. 2016 is really a bad year.
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8:34AM on 12/28/2016
Ugghh sad sad news. I found out really late. Strange thing is, after she had her stroke a friend had came up to me and said, "You heard about Carrie Fisher?" My eyes got really wide and I nervously asked "She died?!" He assured me she hadn't died but had a stroke, which I already knew. Then yesterday like deja vu, when I seen him again, he asked "So you heard about Carrie Fisher?" I had already heard the sad news and replied "Yes," this time. RIP Carrie Fisher
Ugghh sad sad news. I found out really late. Strange thing is, after she had her stroke a friend had came up to me and said, "You heard about Carrie Fisher?" My eyes got really wide and I nervously asked "She died?!" He assured me she hadn't died but had a stroke, which I already knew. Then yesterday like deja vu, when I seen him again, he asked "So you heard about Carrie Fisher?" I had already heard the sad news and replied "Yes," this time. RIP Carrie Fisher
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5:43AM on 12/28/2016

First celebrity crush

Honestly, she was the Force that Awakened many pre teen boys with Return of the Jedi. She was such a sassy, funny, outspoken, champion of feminism and mental health research. She had a long life full of goodness and yet 60 is still too young. Farewell your worshipfulness
Honestly, she was the Force that Awakened many pre teen boys with Return of the Jedi. She was such a sassy, funny, outspoken, champion of feminism and mental health research. She had a long life full of goodness and yet 60 is still too young. Farewell your worshipfulness
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9:43PM on 12/27/2016

We know that she loved us

and we loved her
and we loved her
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9:03PM on 12/27/2016

Charming to the last

RIP Carrie. We'll always have Cloud City.
RIP Carrie. We'll always have Cloud City.
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8:37PM on 12/27/2016
R.I.P. Carrie. You will be in our memories.
R.I.P. Carrie. You will be in our memories.
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8:27PM on 12/27/2016

Only logged in to MFC to upvote condolences

Whoever spent 10 minutes downvoting condolences, you're a dick.
Whoever spent 10 minutes downvoting condolences, you're a dick.
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7:42PM on 12/27/2016
I just can't believe this. RIP.
I just can't believe this. RIP.
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6:48PM on 12/27/2016
RIP Carrie Fisher
RIP Carrie Fisher
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6:42PM on 12/27/2016
I heard about this a couple days ago, and I literally just left the theater less than an hour ago after seeing Rouge One. R.I.P Carrie.
I heard about this a couple days ago, and I literally just left the theater less than an hour ago after seeing Rouge One. R.I.P Carrie.
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6:33PM on 12/27/2016

Goodbye, sweet princess.

The year began with tears after we lost Bowie, now it ends in tears...
The year began with tears after we lost Bowie, now it ends in tears...
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6:06PM on 12/27/2016

No Reward is Worth This...

Dear 2016,


Fuck you.


Sincerely,

-The World
Dear 2016,


Fuck you.


Sincerely,

-The World
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6:03PM on 12/27/2016
The most iconic princess in cinematic history.
The most iconic princess in cinematic history.
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5:12PM on 12/27/2016

Rest in peace

Rest in peace god bless you and your family , thanks for all those child hood memorys you gave me and us star wars fans will always love you.
Rest in peace god bless you and your family , thanks for all those child hood memorys you gave me and us star wars fans will always love you.
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4:38PM on 12/27/2016
Condolences to Carrie Fisher's family. 2016 can't come to an end soon enough. Our princess.
Condolences to Carrie Fisher's family. 2016 can't come to an end soon enough. Our princess.
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3:27PM on 12/27/2016
Very saddened by her passing and by all accounts she seemed to be a genuinely funny and heartfelt person.
Very saddened by her passing and by all accounts she seemed to be a genuinely funny and heartfelt person.
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3:24PM on 12/27/2016

So Sad...

Shame to have lost Carrie Fisher today. My condolences to her family and friends.

God bless.
Shame to have lost Carrie Fisher today. My condolences to her family and friends.

God bless.
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3:21PM on 12/27/2016

So Sad

Look I don't want to come off like a dick or anything but I really can't help but wonder how this affects the films. If you thought Rogue One was making money before, imagine how much it's going to make now and how different the experience of watching it will be forever. Those finial moments will forever have a different connotation for anyone alive right now. In addition I'm extremely glad Fisher lived long enough to make the Force Awakens and from what I'm hearing has completed filming on
Look I don't want to come off like a dick or anything but I really can't help but wonder how this affects the films. If you thought Rogue One was making money before, imagine how much it's going to make now and how different the experience of watching it will be forever. Those finial moments will forever have a different connotation for anyone alive right now. In addition I'm extremely glad Fisher lived long enough to make the Force Awakens and from what I'm hearing has completed filming on episode VII as well. Conversely it's heartbreaking she didn't get to finish out the new trilogy. I don't speak as a fan but as someone who is glad her finial year or two brought her into the spotlight once again. It's so strange to think had she not publicly talked about her affair with Harrison Ford recently it never would have been known. Speaking of which how is it that she goes before him? So sad what drugs and mental illness will do to a person, not that Fisher didn't deal with it as well as anyone has, actually making something positive out of her experiences.

Thanks for letting me ramble on here I hope this didn't come off as insensitive to anyone.
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3:29PM on 12/27/2016
I don't think it was insensitive. I'm sure we're all wondering about the same things.
I don't think it was insensitive. I'm sure we're all wondering about the same things.
3:37PM on 12/27/2016
This was all the things I was thinking and didn't say. Glad somebody did.
This was all the things I was thinking and didn't say. Glad somebody did.
4:04PM on 12/27/2016
I don't think it was insensitive either.
I don't think it was insensitive either.
5:45PM on 12/27/2016
Thanks everyone. I just didn't want anyone to get the impression I only cared about her death in relation to how it would affect the films. Her death is sad regardless but it's always hard to think of what exactly to say to in such a case.
Thanks everyone. I just didn't want anyone to get the impression I only cared about her death in relation to how it would affect the films. Her death is sad regardless but it's always hard to think of what exactly to say to in such a case.
6:36PM on 12/27/2016
It will probably be similar to when Paul Walker passed- Furious 7 definitely had a unique energy when watching it in the theater, and no surprise it was the highest grossing film in the film's franchise.

As you alluded to, theater goers will go into Episode VIII with Carrie Fisher on the forefront of their minds- and not necessarily the Rey/Finn arc. It adds a layer to the film- it makes it more personal and intimate to its audience.

It will be interesting to see how the studio responds
It will probably be similar to when Paul Walker passed- Furious 7 definitely had a unique energy when watching it in the theater, and no surprise it was the highest grossing film in the film's franchise.

As you alluded to, theater goers will go into Episode VIII with Carrie Fisher on the forefront of their minds- and not necessarily the Rey/Finn arc. It adds a layer to the film- it makes it more personal and intimate to its audience.

It will be interesting to see how the studio responds for episode IX, (I.e. if they send off her character, do they use CGI, was she originally intended to be a focal point of the finale, etc). But regardless, its certainly possible VIII, as her last film, becomes the highest grossing film of the franchise and one day considered many people's franchise favorite. Even if VIII is as dark as insiders are saying it is, it will have a poetic beauty to it as we watch Leia's scenes.

On a personal note, she certainly lived one incredible, and at times difficult, life. It was almost ironic that she was a pop culture icon yet never wanted to be famous. She will be missed by all. Too soon. Still doesn't feel real
12:13AM on 12/28/2016
You know whats so interesting about her is she is one of those people who was known for the character she played but had a very very different personal life. Frankly it's amazing to me she ultimately reconciled those two enough to return to the franchise. In any event, going forward, I don't envy Rain Johnson's position right now.
You know whats so interesting about her is she is one of those people who was known for the character she played but had a very very different personal life. Frankly it's amazing to me she ultimately reconciled those two enough to return to the franchise. In any event, going forward, I don't envy Rain Johnson's position right now.
11:03AM on 12/28/2016
Yes that's a great point. Although I think that she does get a lot of credit for being a woman who stands up for herself- someone who doesn't care what people think of her. I think that was reflected in Leia.

Yes Rian Johnson will surely have to come up with some rewrites for Episode IX. It will be interesting to see if anything is changed for XIII or they leave the film as it's presently shot.
Yes that's a great point. Although I think that she does get a lot of credit for being a woman who stands up for herself- someone who doesn't care what people think of her. I think that was reflected in Leia.

Yes Rian Johnson will surely have to come up with some rewrites for Episode IX. It will be interesting to see if anything is changed for XIII or they leave the film as it's presently shot.
3:13PM on 12/27/2016
Damn!!! Was hoping she was going to pull through this ordeal and defeat the reaper of 2016. She will be missed. I hope they are able to work around this unfortunate event with the 9th Episode. .
Damn!!! Was hoping she was going to pull through this ordeal and defeat the reaper of 2016. She will be missed. I hope they are able to work around this unfortunate event with the 9th Episode. .
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3:03PM on 12/27/2016

R.I.P

A pop culture icon lost again this year! She has made her mark on cinematic history as Princess Leia and lead a full life off-screen. May the force be with you Carrie...... Let's hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone.
A pop culture icon lost again this year! She has made her mark on cinematic history as Princess Leia and lead a full life off-screen. May the force be with you Carrie...... Let's hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone.
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2:54PM on 12/27/2016

R.I.P

very sad, so many people this year!
very sad, so many people this year!
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2:49PM on 12/27/2016
She was an extremely smart and funny woman, watching her at roasts and award shows was always a blast, R.I.P
She was an extremely smart and funny woman, watching her at roasts and award shows was always a blast, R.I.P
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2:27PM on 12/27/2016

RIP Princess

A childhood figure lost, this sucks.

At least she'll always be in the movies we cherished as kids.
A childhood figure lost, this sucks.

At least she'll always be in the movies we cherished as kids.
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2:18PM on 12/27/2016

Fuck 2016, it just keeps getting worse

Gah, it's like we have only a few days left and more and more people keep dying. This fucking sucks.
Gah, it's like we have only a few days left and more and more people keep dying. This fucking sucks.
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2:11PM on 12/27/2016

R.I.P.

When you guys make the 2017 tribute video, will you include those who've died after the release of the 2016 video (like Carrie)?
When you guys make the 2017 tribute video, will you include those who've died after the release of the 2016 video (like Carrie)?
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2:01PM on 12/27/2016

Goodbye Princess

She was an icon and a brilliant beautiful person. 2016 has really been a terrible year. Carrie, you will be remembered forever.
She was an icon and a brilliant beautiful person. 2016 has really been a terrible year. Carrie, you will be remembered forever.
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1:51PM on 12/27/2016
Whomever thumb downed the comments is a sick and sad f@ck.
Whomever thumb downed the comments is a sick and sad f@ck.
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1:50PM on 12/27/2016
R.I.P. Princess of Princess'es (sp).
I'm mortified at this one and just aghast at the amount of celebrity deaths this year. Count your blessings everyone...
R.I.P. Princess of Princess'es (sp).
I'm mortified at this one and just aghast at the amount of celebrity deaths this year. Count your blessings everyone...
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1:42PM on 12/27/2016

:(

I knew it. I just knew it. I knew when geogre michal passed that she be next. This is really sad.
I knew it. I just knew it. I knew when geogre michal passed that she be next. This is really sad.
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1:41PM on 12/27/2016

RIP Carrie Fisher

Holy Christ! This one cuts deep for me and I'm sure for most of the rest of us on this site. It'll be a while before I know how I really feel, but no doubt she left a singular legacy. Now I gotta go process this.
Holy Christ! This one cuts deep for me and I'm sure for most of the rest of us on this site. It'll be a while before I know how I really feel, but no doubt she left a singular legacy. Now I gotta go process this.
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1:35PM on 12/27/2016
Insane. RIP Carrie Fisher. You will live forever on the silver screen.
Insane. RIP Carrie Fisher. You will live forever on the silver screen.
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1:32PM on 12/27/2016
Rest in peace Carrie Fisher. Very sad news for sure.
Rest in peace Carrie Fisher. Very sad news for sure.
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1:29PM on 12/27/2016

Fuck 2016

George Michael only one day earlier, now my Princess. This fucking year can't go away fast enough!

May the force be with her. Rest in peace.
George Michael only one day earlier, now my Princess. This fucking year can't go away fast enough!

May the force be with her. Rest in peace.
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1:29PM on 12/27/2016
2016 can officially go f*ck itself.
2016 can officially go f*ck itself.
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1:28PM on 12/27/2016
#Fuck2016
Are Kanye, Kim and Trump protected?
#Fuck2016
Are Kanye, Kim and Trump protected?
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2:19PM on 12/27/2016
The worst people tend to survive like cockroaches making everyone else wonder why the good ones are the first to go.
The worst people tend to survive like cockroaches making everyone else wonder why the good ones are the first to go.
1:28PM on 12/27/2016
What an awful loss and everyone involved in the Star Wars community.

RIP Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you.
What an awful loss and everyone involved in the Star Wars community.

RIP Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you.
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1:28PM on 12/27/2016
Holy shit. How saddening.
Holy shit. How saddening.
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