Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher has died

The interwebs are exploding with news of the passing of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. She had been in hospital since suffering a major cardiac event on a flight to Los Angeles last week.

Fisher is, of course, best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, but she went on to become an accomplished author, as well. Whether you were a Star Wars fan or not, it's hard to ignore the impact she had on a certain generation of filmgoers, and the sadness of a life cut short.

This hasn't been a good year for celebrity deaths - David Bowie, Prince, George Michael and a too-long list of others - but we'll leave the statistical analysis of it all for another day. For now, a life devoted to creativity and opening the eyes of others has ended. No matter how brightly a given star may shine, it's always tragic when that light is extinguished.


No comments: