As we all thought that 2016 couldn’t be any more worse and devastating that today, in which we lost a pop culture phenomenon and sensation of Carrie Fisher. For myself who is writing about this and is one of the most hardest thing I ever written that, Carrie Fisher was one of my childhood heroes and some one I looked up towards of how she changed entertainment forever.
Through out my years in getting to know the whole lore about the Star Wars Universe and in which I wasn’t fortunate enough to grow up with the original Star Wars trilogy and instead it was the prequels as a millennial. My found memories of when I first watched the original trilogy at first made me confused at first since it was out order of the first three films released and followed by the prequels to understand the whole universe that George Lucas has created.
When I first saw Carrie Fisher as the bun wearing-gun slinging and royal-Rebel princess that I knew immediately that I was hooked to getting to know this character as one of the best female heroines created in cinematic history. Knowing from seeing the prequels in theaters at the time and a shocking discovery when Padame gives and dies from childbirth of Luke and Leia being born that, it was all making sense to me as time went on in connecting the Star Wars timeline.
Despite Fisher’s struggling battle of overcoming her drug addiction and setting that aside her that, she was a loving and caring mom, writer, actress, and daughter towards Debbie Reynolds and Billie Lourd that always stood besides her. Some Disney fans may recognize Debbie Reynolds in the Disney Channel Original Movies of the Halloweentown trilogy back in the 90-00s of one of her iconic roles.
Today was the gunshot heard all across the world about Carrie Fisher’s passing today and will now and forever change the whole Star Wars Universe. Her role as Princess Leia revolutionized and influenced many pop culture fandoms and entertainment ranging from Marvel, DC, Disney, Nintendo, and many more you may recognize or heard of the name about Princess Leia. Cosplays at different convention cons of her famous “slave dress” with Jabba the Hut as a example was among of them in which of how entertainment is viewed today.
Since the franchise is owned by The Walt Disney Company here are the official release statements by Chairman & CEO, Bob Iger and President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy about this sad time about Fisher’s passing:
“Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company”
“Carrie holds such a special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm—it is difficult to think of a world without her,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere. We will miss her dearly.”
As we mourn the loss of everyone’s favorite “space mom” that we know that her as a caring and loving human being will be in our hearts forever. I have not met Carrie Fisher since someone who admires and passionate about pop culture entertainment in knowing that she will always put a big smile on your face no matter what mood we are in. My deepest and most inner thoughts for Reynolds and Lourd and rest of her family in dealing with this difficult time. She is one with the force and is the force and in the galaxies far far away.
We love you and will miss you dearly Carrie and thanks so much for the long legacy you left behind and will always never be forgotten. May the Force Be With You Always.
-Brian Saeger (Owner & Editor at SkywalkingAdventure)
Carrie Fisher (October 21st 1956-December 27th, 2016)