Carrie Fisher’s life and legacy

With the recent passing of Carrie Fisher, everyone should take a look back at her life achievements. She suffered a heart attack on December 27, 2016, but she will be remembered for years for all she did. Carrie Fisher was most known for her role in Star Wars as Princess Leia, but that was not nearly all that she did. She was an established author who wrote many books as well as a screenplay for her most well known book, Postcards From the Edge.

She made her film debut in the 1975 film Shampoo, and 2 years later starred in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.  This movie kicked her successful career off, and her acting performance gave her many future jobs.

Carrie wasn’t the only famous person in her family. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a very well known actress and singer. She unfortunately passed away, only one day after her daughter, following a severe stroke.

Fisher wasn’t only known for her accomplishments on screen. She publicly came out as someone who suffers from Bipolar disorder, a mental condition that causes major mood shifts very regularly. She also has said she suffered from drug addiction, even admitting she used cocaine during the filming of the Empire Strikes Back. Because of her openness, she was seen as a role model to those who have been through, or are going though, these things.

Carrie’s legacy will be remembered for many years to come; she was a motivation to many – young and old alike.

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