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Carrie Fisher: A Star Among the Heavens

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More so than in any other year of recent memory, 2016 has claimed its fair share of celebrities.

Carrie Fisher was so much more than simply a celebrity.

She was so much more than Princess Leia. True, the character was a strong female character; one who was as much as a hero as her male counterparts. 

Fisher was an actress, yes. She was also a wonderful, sharp-tongued, witty writer. She was an advocate for mental health and depression. Fisher battled her own demons throughout her life, rising above addiction and pushing through fame to achieve so much more with her life.

Another idol and inspiration taken from the world perhaps too soon. Different people admire her for various reasons. Fisher will not quickly or easily be forgotten, especially to those close to her in life.

She joins quite the collection of people who have passed in 2016. Ali. Rickman. Bowie. Prince. George Michael. Wilder. These names hardly scratch the surface of people--celebrity and otherwise--that have found their way to the other side in 2016.

It is a fact of life, but that doesn't make it any easier. We will have our memories as outsiders to Fisher. Boys of the 80's will remember a strong willed princess who was probably the recipient of their first crush. (yes, gold bikini and all). Many people will remember her as a caring person, a woman unafraid to stand up for what she believed in. And family and close friends will remember her as much, much more.

All should remember her for this: She was the ultimate badass.  

To read more of Fisher and her life, this article can provide the insight needed. And of course, a lovely tribute from her space brother, Mark Hamill.

"Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow."- Carrie Fisher


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