Carrie Fisher Wanted It To Be Reported She "Drowned In Moonlight, Strangled By Her Own Bra"
Another day of 2016, another icon's death. While the rest of the globe's influencers try to rustle up some bodyguards, health insurance and bubblewrap rooms to live in until 2017, we assume, the world's press is publishing tributes to the late, great actress and acclaimed writer Carrie Fisher. She died today in LA following a heart attack while on a flight from London four days ago.
The 60-year-old icon, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, was something special. She tirelessly tried to raise awareness of bipolar disorder, which she suffered from herself, and contributed vastly to discussions on female empowerment. But, most of all, Fisher made the world of glitz a more thoughtful place, bringing humour and honesty to the red carpet.
She even wanted her death to have a coating of humour. The late actress and script writer said in her 2008 autobiography, Wishful Drinking, that she wanted her obituaries to include that she "drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."
According to various Twitter posts, she wrote in the memoir:
"I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it to be reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."
Although her writing talents are often overlooked, Fisher was a fantastic writer – evident from her hilariously dark, intelligent and witty book. While the death of anyone sucks, and without sounding like Gushy McGee, the force of Carrie Fisher is still with us.
please honor carrie fisher's wishes and include in her obituaries that she "drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra." pic.twitter.com/Pj5sRsIvkz— elisabeth (@threelisabeth) December 27, 2016
By Lydia Morrish, published on 27/12/2016