Another day, another celeb of renown leaves us. This time, it’s Carrie Fisher.
I wasn’t the biggest Star Wars fanatic growing up, though I remember going to see The Empire Strikes Back twice: once in St. Petersburg, the other time visiting relatives in Geneva, New York. The other Star Wars movie I went to see was Return Of The Jedi in 1983 at the old Sunshine Mall in Clearwater.
I was more of a Star Trek kid. But I never thought of the Trekkies and Star Wars buffs being in competition with each other.
Fisher was a battler, and much like George Michael, she had her demons. Many are fondly remembering her now, and that’s not a bad thing.
I do wonder how George Lucas finishes off the series now…
(EDIT, 12/28/2016, 8:50pm: In a rather sad twist of fate, Carrie’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, fell ill the day after her daughter died. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and died a few hours later.)