#15. She was using drugs while filming Star Wars.
“I couldn’t stop, or stay stopped. It was never my fantasy to have a drug problem. I’d say, ‘Oh, f— it, I haven’t done anything for a couple of months, why not? Let’s celebrate not doing them by doing them,’ she later wrote. “I got into trouble each time. I hated myself. I just beat myself up. It was very painful.”
#16. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1985.
#17. “My illness took hold when I was 14 or 15 years old — my father had it too,” she told People magazine in 2013.
#18. For years she managed her illness with medication and electroconvulsive therapy.
#19. She wrote Postcards from the Edge, Wishful Drinking, The Best Awful There is and her latest, The Princess Diarist.
#20. She became a giant for Star Wars fans around the globe.
#21. On December 23, 2016, Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles.
#22. Her daughter is actor Billie Catherine Lourd with from a relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd.
The family spokesperson released a statement “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. The world love her and missed her profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”