Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)
The world mourns the loss of two of its most beloved stars and celebrates the life of a true Hollywood princess. — A few days ago the chief editor of Cultjer, my good friend Haydn Spurrell, asked me to write an article on the tragic death of actress Carrie Fisher who earlier that day had passed away following a heart attack on a trans-Atlantic flight at the age of 60. As a lifelong fan of her work as an actress and as an author and media personality with an incredible wit like few others I jumped at the chance to write about her. The feelings of loss and sadness that I felt that evening for a woman I'd never met were considerable to say the least. Some of the many Tweets I read about her by other fans moved me deeply. Tweets from the likes of Mark Hamill and others who were close to Fisher moved me even more. Either way the sense of loss was immense and overwhelming. I though it best to wait a day or two to let her death sink in before writing the article and then a day later I read of the tragic death of Fisher's mother, another beloved actress, the wonderful Debbie Reynolds.