Carrie Fisher’s bizarre dying wish

Carrie Fisher ? the actress, writer and daughter of famous parents who shot to stardom as Princess Leia in “Star Wars” ? died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack during a flight between London and Los Angeles on Dec. 23. She was 60. Photo: Corbis via Getty Images

Carrie Fisher has died. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

AS Harrison Ford and other Star Wars actors pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, details of what she wanted in her final obituary also surfaced.

She said that she wanted it reported that she “drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra”.

The reference came from Fisher’s 2008 autobiography ‘Wishful Drinking’, where she wanted her obituary based on a conversation with Star Wars director George Lucas about Princess Leia’s iconic white dress in the 1977 movie

Lucas told her she couldn’t wear underwear under her white dress because there was no underwear in space.

“George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, ‘You can’t wear a bra under that dress … because there is no underwear in space,’ ” Fisher wrote.

“I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.”

She then wrote: “What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t—so you get strangled by your own bra.

“Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so 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.”

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Princess Leia’s white dress from Episode IV> Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd

Princess Leia’s white dress from Episode IV> Picture: Lucasfilm LtdSource:Supplied

FISHER DIES AFTER MASSIVE HEART ATTACK

The odd request comes after Fisher — the actress, writer and daughter of Hollywood royalty who became internationally famous as Princess Leia of Star Wars — died. She was 60.

Fisher passed away on Tuesday morning local time in Los Angeles after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London.

Her co-star in the Star Wars films, Harrison Ford, said: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” in a statement to TheWrap.

“She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”

Fisher recently revealed she and Ford had an affair while filming Star Wars together.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has issued a comment through one of Abrams’ signature handwritten tweets on the Twitter account of his production company, Bad Robot.

“You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power,” Abrams wrote. “She was just as brilliant, beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine. What an unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all.”

Daisy Ridley, who starred opposite her as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens also said: “Devastated at this monumental loss. “How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”

The star’s devastated mother, Singin’ In The Rain actress Debbie Reynolds, shared her grief in a moving Facebook post.

“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” 84-year-old Reynolds wrote.

“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”

Before Fisher boarded the US-bound plane on Friday, she was filming episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe in London.

When the plane landed, she was was rushed from Los Angeles International Airport to UCLA Medical Centre.

According to TMZ, sources said Fisher never improved from the time she was rushed to hospital.

Carrie Fisher posing with a storm trooper at the European Premiere of 
<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens. </i>Picture: AFP

Carrie Fisher posing with a storm trooper at the European Premiere of
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Picture: AFP
Source:AFP

The celebrity new website reports she was unresponsive from the time she suffered the massive heart attack on the United Airlines flight to the time she died. When reports surfaced she was in “stable” condition the reality was her condition did not improve.

The 911 call for Fisher was recently released publicly. It revealed how paramedics first found out about Fisher’s heart attack on the plane.

The phone operator and paramedics can be heard trying to co-ordinate help for the Star Wars actress, who has been “unresponsive” for some time.

In a new audio recording, the pilot of the plane carrying Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher speaks with air traffic control about her medical emergency as the aircraft approaches Los Angeles for landing.

Fisher was still about 15 minutes away from her destination when she went into cardiac arrest, the audio reveals that there were some “passenger nurses assisting the passenger.” They were able to do CPR at the time.

At first, she appeared at first to be rallying with her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, tweeting only yesterday that she was in a stable condition.

Her death comes just two days after singer George Michael’s passing, also from a suspected heart attack.

WORLD SHOCKED BY STAR WARS ACTOR’S DEATH

Following news of Fisher’s tragic passing, celebrities immediately took to social media to offer tributes.

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished,” said Star Trek star William Shatner.

Other celebrities who shared tributes online included Anna Kendrick, Mia Farrow, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stephen Fry who called her the “sweetest person I ever knew”.

Presenter Graham Norton tweeted: “you will be missed. I wish you peace.”

A tweet from the account of her dog Gary, who went everywhere with the star, said: “Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carriefisher.”

CARRIE FISHER’S COLOURFUL LIFE

Catapulted to stardom as Princess Leia in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, Fisher reprised the role as the leader of a galactic rebellion in three sequels, including last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo.

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She also appeared in Austin Powers, The Blues Brothers, Charlie’s Angels, Hannah and Her Sisters, Scream 3 and When Harry Met Sally.

But she is best remembered as Princess Leia with her now-iconic braided buns, who uttered the immortal phrase, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

Hollywood actress Carrie Fisher in scene from film Star Wars.

Hollywood actress Carrie Fisher in scene from film Star Wars.Source:News Limited

Fisher played a part in which she was tough, feisty and powerful, even if at one point she was chained to Jabba the Hutt.

(She reprised the role in Episode VII of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, and her digitally rendered image appears in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.)

Actress Carrie Fisher in the film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Actress Carrie Fisher in the film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.Source:Supplied

Her thinly-veiled autobiography Postcards from the Edge was adapted into a 1987 film version starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.

She also transformed her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, which played on Broadway and was filmed for HBO, into a book.

Most recently, Fisher has been promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist, in which she reveals that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of Star Wars .

She also wrote books including Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, and Shockaholic.

Fisher revealed recently that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of 
<i>Star Wars</i>. Picture: George Brich/AP

Fisher revealed recently that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of
Star Wars. Picture: George Brich/AP
Source:AP

Ever ready to satirise herself, she has even played herself a few times, as in David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood send-up Maps to the Stars and in an episode of Sex and the City.

In the past 15 years, Fisher also had a somewhat prolific career as a television guest star, recently in the Amazon show Catastrophe as the mother of Rob Delaney’s lead, and perhaps most memorably as a has-been comedy legend on 30 Rock.

A DAUGHTER OF FAMOUS PARENTS

Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage famously broke up when Eddie Fisher had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor.

She often remarked that she was born in the spotlight, and her life and career reflected the highs and lows of the entertainment business. Her mother’s career struggles after her 1950s heyday weighed heavily on Fisher.

“I grew up on the back side of show business. So I had no desire to go into it. It had beat up my mother,” Fisher told the New York Times in 2006. “I had a front-and-centre view of how that hurt her. I understood that when they were done with you, they were done.”

Carrie Fisher poses with US actor and director Fisher Stevens at the Cannes Film Festival. Picture: AFP

Carrie Fisher poses with US actor and director Fisher Stevens at the Cannes Film Festival. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

STAR’S PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

In her writing and in public, Fisher was open about her battles with drugs and mental health issues. Her outspokenness about addiction earned her a lifetime achievement award from Harvard College in 2016 for cultural humanitarianism.

After her parents divorced when she was two, Fisher was estranged from her father for decades until she became his caretaker prior to his death in 2010.

Fisher got her start in the family business at age 15, when she appeared alongside Reynolds in the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene.

But it was 1977’s Star Wars, later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope that brought Fisher international recognition.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, starring Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Picture: AP

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, starring Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Picture: APSource:News Corp Australia

Cloaked in white with her hair parted and tucked into two spiral side twists, the now-legendary character Princess Leia first appeared in the film as the fearless leader of the planet Alderaan, agent of the Rebel Alliance and member of the Imperial Senate.

The film earned six Oscars and launched a franchise of epic proportions. Two sequels followed A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983 — to form what is now known as the original trilogy.

Fisher in 2005 with 
<i>Star Wars</i> creator George Lucas. Picture: AFP

Fisher in 2005 with
Star Wars creator George Lucas. Picture: AFP
Source:AFP

FISHER’S PRIVATE LIFE

Fisher’s personal life was also tumultuous. She began dating musician Paul Simon in 1977 and married him in 1983, but the union lasted less than a year.

Fisher on the day of her marriage to pop star Paul Simon. Picture: Marty Lederhandler/AP

Fisher on the day of her marriage to pop star Paul Simon. Picture: Marty Lederhandler/APSource:AP

Besides her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother.

Fisher had one child, daughter Billie Catherine Lourd in 1992, with CAA managing partner Bryan Lourd.

Carrie Fisher attending the world premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous — The Movie', in London, with her daughter, Billie Catherine Lourd. Picture: Tony Clark / Splash News

Carrie Fisher attending the world premiere of ‘Absolutely Fabulous — The Movie’, in London, with her daughter, Billie Catherine Lourd. Picture: Tony Clark / Splash NewsSource:Supplied

Fisher’s relationship with Lourd ended in 1994 and, although they were never married, Fisher frequently referred to Lourd in interviews as her second husband.

She was candid in her writing and elsewhere about the emotional experience of having Lourd leave her for a man.

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