We thought if anyone could make it out of 2016 alive, it would be Carrie Fisher. Sadly, the child of Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher -- and the woman whom the world knew best as a badass princess -- succumbed to complications of a major heart attack on December 27th. Fisher was 60 years old.
An actress, writer, and comedienne, Fisher gained fame for her role in the revolutionary sci-fi film Star Wars in 1977, but in recent days had been promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist.
The book received a lot of hype by disclosing details of a relationship with Harrison Ford during the filming of the movie. Fisher's other books detail her battles with addiction and mental illness, as she was never one to shy away from her flaws.
The world will remember Fisher for her immense acting talent, sharp wit, and to-a-fault honesty. Look back on her storied life with these twenty-one Carrie Fisher photos.
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.