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>> Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who soared to stardom at the age of 20 portraying Princess Leia, has died. Tributes from Hollywood pouring in, fellow Star Wars cast member Mark Hamill tweeting, no words #Devastated.>> Good luck.>> The only female protagonist in the large Star Wars ensemble cast, Fisher shot bad guys, raced flying motorcycles, and generally put men in their place.
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We don't need any of your help.>> Fisher was born to Hollywood royalty, the child of actress Debbie Reynolds and husband, Eddie Fisher. After Star Wars, she won accolades for supporting roles in other films. But much attention would come from her struggle with drugs and alcoholism.
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>> You are jealous because I can drink and you can't take drugs any longer.>> Her memoir Postcards From The Edge adapted into a movie with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Her latest memoir, The Princess Diarist, came out this year. Fisher reprised her role as Princess Lea in 2016 when the franchise returned with The Force Awakens, reuniting much of the original cast.
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Fisher suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday while on board a flight back to Los Angeles and was hospitalized for several days in serious condition. She was 60 years old.