Carrie Fisher Wrote Her Own Obituary. That’s How She Wants Us To Remember Her…

Even after her tragic death yesterday aged 60, Carrie Fisher is still able to amuse and entertain us. Carrie wrote her memoir, Wishful Drinking in 2008, adapting it from her solo stage show.

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In the book, Fisher outlines what she said would be a “fantastic obituary” for herself. Fisher, who is most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, wrote: “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” There is a rather amusing story behind her words which she discusses in her memoirs.

She remembers an occasion, the first day of filming in fact, when George Lucas, the man behind Star Wars, advised her not to wear a bra under her Princess Leia costume, a white dress. She says when she asked Lucas for a reason, he explained, as if he had been there, “Because… there’s no underwear in space.” She says Lucas continued: “you go to space and you become weightless…But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t — so you get strangled by your own bra.”

She said, Lucas said it with “such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.” So Fisher then added, “Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by own bra.” In the massive outpouring and condolences on social media, particularly on Twitter, many devoted fans have obliged and urged others to respect her wishes and do the same.

“Carrie Fisher, who after a life of success and advocacy, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra,” Diversion Books Tweeted, then adding “Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher, incredible actress, mental health and recovery advocate, and brilliant author.” Her death is truly sad news but it is great that even after her sad passing, Carrie still manages to entertain us with her quirky wit.