As news of Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing broke, tributes poured in for the world’s beloved Princess Leia – but Fisher was so much more than a princess from a galaxy far, far away.
She was a cracking comic actress
Catastrophe’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A ridiculously gifted public speaker
As she displayed when she spoke about her co-star Harrison Ford when he received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
And when she roasted George Lucas during the ceremony for his.
A wonderful author
— Rob Williams (@BobJWilliams) December 27, 2016
"Instant gratification takes too long" – Postcards From The Edge, Carrie Fisher
— Mookleal (@badmooks) December 28, 2016
'I'm so glad that I got sober now so I can be hyper-conscious for this series of humiliations.'— AxeDame🎸 (@Axe_Grrl) December 28, 2016
- Postcards From the Edge #CarrieFisher
The fact that "Postcards From The Edge" inspired me even more than "Star Wars" is really saying something. #CarrieFisher— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 27, 2016
Not only did she pen some brilliant memoirs, she also gave us brilliant books like Postcards From The Edge, which went on to become a rather memorable movie with Meryl Streep as the leading lady.
And a gifted script doctor
You have her to thank for the likes of Hook in 1991, Sister Act in 1992,Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992 and The Wedding Singer in 1998.
She knew how to spin a yarn with finesse
She even had the QI boys eating out of the palm of her hand.
And she could sing too
She was also a devoted dog lover and animal rights campaigner
But it was her mental health advocacy that made Fisher truly stellar
Carrie Fisher did so much to bring light to mental health awareness, she didn't hide her illness and was't afraid to discuss it. pic.twitter.com/OoOKYzJqzc
— michelle buchman (@michelledeidre) December 27, 2016