Billie Lourd honors her mom Carrie Fisher, beloved for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, in a custom Tom Ford dress.
In a tragic turn of events, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds succumbed to a fatal stroke on Wednesday at age 84, just a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died of complications from a heart attack. Reynolds first made a splash on the big screen when she was cast opposite Gene Kelly in the classic film Singin’ in the Rain. In a career that spanned nearly seven decades, Reynolds lent an enthusiastic flair to numerous movies, including How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and, in recent years, the HBO sensation Behind the Candelabra.
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After news of Carrie Fisher's death sent shockwaves through the galaxy, plenty of fans took to Twitter to grieve. One in particular, @SnglMomSurvives, posted a picture of her daughter in full Princess Leia getup saying, “In honor of Carrie post pics of you or your feisty daughters dressed up like Princess Leia. I want to see em all. I’ll start.”
My inspiration ❤ Rest In Peace #princessleia #carriefisher #bigpoppa #princessleiabuns #iconic A photo posted by Misa Hylton, CPC, ICF (@misahylton) on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:58am PST
Actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday morning, was legendary for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. When George Lucas, the filmmaker and creator of Star Wars, was questioned by Time back in 2002 about the unique hairstyles in his movies, he responded: “In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is.
While Carrie Fisher is most widely remembered for her role as Leia in the Star Wars franchise, she had an extensive and diverse career in film and TV, starting when she was just 15.
“I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by in my own bra,” wrote the great Carrie Fisher in her memoir Wishful Drinking. Fisher died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the age of 60 following a massive heart attack suffered while traveling from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23. Fisher gained icon status for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, but went on to have a brilliant career as a writer and humorist.