By Charlie Mitchell

If you see any posts mentioning Carrie Fisher, who passed away Monday, as having drowned in moonlight and strangled by her own bra…no disrespect is intended.

It’s how she wanted her obit to read.

The inspiration for the remark came from George Lucas during filming for the very first Star Wars movie.

Take a look HERE.

Lucas apparently went on to explain that because there’s no weight in outer space, people’s bodies would expand while their undergarments stayed the same size; therefore she could, conceivably, be strangled by her own bra.

To quote Carrie…

“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.”

Her role as Princess Leia was iconic. Her struggles with bipolar disorder and mental health are similarly well-known.

A little less well-known…is that Carrie Fisher was an extremely creative, funny writer and editor in Hollywood. Among her credits: The Wedding Singer, Hook and Sister Act.

She had also authored multiple best-selling books, most notably Postcards From The Edge.

She will be missed, as her life and work continue to inspire.


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