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Carrie Fisher Found Strangled by Own Bra

Updated: Dec 26, 2017 11:37
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Carrie Fisher was a world class actress, writer, and mental health advocate.  And she was found drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra on Tuesday, December 27th 2016, in Los Angeles, CA.

Fisher was most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, but she was also a big time writer in Hollywood.  She was a highly sought after ‘script polisher’ and a joke writer hired to help with big time movies like Speilberg’s Hook as well as Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer, and many other films like Lethal Weapon 3 and Outbreak.  She also wrote several best selling books like Postcards from the Edge and The Princess Diarist.

Perhaps her most courageous work was writing and speaking out about her struggles with bipolar disorder.  She did not hide behind anything, she was fearless, and she did a great service to the mental health community by bringing her own trials and tribulations into the public light.

In her one woman show that she later adapted into a book Wishful Drinking, Fisher talked about working on the Star Wars movies.  We’d like to share one of her stories about George Lucas and the signature white Leia outfit, during the making of Star Wars.

Exerpt from Wishful Drinking:


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.”
So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”
And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”

George Lucas later explained why ‘scientifically’ there should be no restrictive undergarments in space:

“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.” – Carrie Fisher


Carrie performing her one woman show: Wishful Drinking

Rest in peace Carrie Fisher, you will be missed.

If you’re a Carrie Fisher fan you can get our tribute shirt to her! Guys’ cut here. Gals’ cut here. That way you can be the flyest person in the movie theatre. Peep how great Fan-Pei looks in it.

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