Born in Beverly Hills, Carrie Fisher got her show business start at age 12 in her mother’s Las Vegas nightclub act. The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, was due to sleep apnoea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement on Friday. The sad story of Whitney Houston’s bisexual love triangle
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has since found she died of sleep apnoea and “other undetermined factors”, said the coroner. Fisher reprised the role in later Star Wars sequels, gaining sex symbol status in Return of the Jedi in 1983 when her Leia character was enslaved by the diabolical Jabba the Hutt. She was a mental health advocate who spoke about her struggles with bipolar disorder and cocaine addiction. She made her film debut as a teenager in 1975 comedy Shampoo, two years before her breakthrough in the first Star Wars movie. After undergoing treatment in the mid-1980s for cocaine addiction, Fisher wrote the bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge, about a drug-abusing actress forced to move in with her mother. Fisher also had atherosclerotic heart disease and had used drugs, the statement said, but noted the significance of these factors in relation to her death had not been ascertained. Gifted review: Gives glorified TV movies a better name
Nails review: And you thought Irish hospitals were bad … Aside from her film work, she was also popular as a writer and humorist and her memoir “The Princess Diarist” was released a few weeks before she died. Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Fisher came from a Hollywood family, as the daughter of actor Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. Eddie Fisher died in 2010. In the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Episode VII of the franchise, she appeared again as Leia, who by then had become an astute military general. The book was later adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Fisher died aged 60 on December 27th, four days after she became unresponsive on a flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to a hospital. Suffered a stroke
The day after Carrie Fisher died, Reynolds, who starred in Hollywood musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain suffered a stroke and died, aged 84.