She wrote this brilliant obituary eight years ago
Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who played Princess Leia in four Star Wars films, died today at the age of 60. Years ago, she described what she believed would be a “fantastic obituary” for herself.
Rest easy princess….rest easy now… A legend is has gone into a deep never waking sleep. A warm and amazing soul, taken from us to early. Leaving a dark deep void inside us…that may never be filled. The pain will go away, but the sadness in our heart won’t. We shall forever miss you Carrie😭💔 #carriefisher #starwarsfans #starwars #princessleia #rogueone #darthvader #sadhashtag #rip #markhamill #hashtagbecausewhynot #2016worstyearever #fuckyou2016
In her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking, she recalls that the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, told her she could not wear a bra under her white dress. When she questioned Lucas as to why, he replied, “Because… there’s no underwear in space.”
Lucas went on to say, “you go to space and you become weightless… But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t – so you get strangled by your own bra.”
Carrie Fisher went on to write the following:
“I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
Twitter users are celebrating Fisher’s life by sharing her now infamous obit.
please honor carrie fisher’s wishes and include in her obituaries that she “drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.” ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Pj5sRsIvkz
— elisabeth (@threelisabeth) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher dies at 60, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. pic.twitter.com/HiQZkfLsyr
— GelliedCran6Ice (@gemini6ice) December 27, 2016
Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. What a way to go.
— Ferdinand Kingsley (@ferdosnandos) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher who, after a life of success and advocacy, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. pic.twitter.com/V5925o0SWg
— Diversion Books (@DiversionBooks) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher, she died as she lived: drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra
(from her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking) pic.twitter.com/gphmobXxeg
— Samit Sarkar (@SamitSarkar) December 27, 2016
We echo these words. RIP Carrie Fisher, she dies as she lived: drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.
Godspeed, Princess Leia. Your sense of humor makes all of us feel better today.
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