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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Above, President Nixon greets Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at the White House. Richard Nixon Foundation photo.

Days after suffering a heart attack and cardiac arrest aboard a London to Los Angeles airliner, actress/writer Carrie Fisher passed away this morning at age 60.

While she had a full career outside of acting, Fisher will be best known as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movie series.

It was reported that she never regained consciousness after the cardiac arrest. 60, these days, is too young an age to pass away so suddenly. She was only two years younger than me.

It is sad that she is no longer with us, but her work still lives on.

Note: The Richard Nixon Foundation posted the above photograph of President Nixon greeting actress Debbie Reynolds (Carrie's mother) and Fisher at the White House. I am guessing that the photo was taken in 1972. Whenever a celebrity passes away, I prefer to use photos that are not the "usual" ones that the media uses and that shows another side to their lives.

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