Car­rie Fisher will be missed

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

For Car­rie Fisher, who passed away Tues­day, it was ei­ther the best of times or the worst of times (“Car­rie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, dead at 60,” Web, Dec. 27). Ms. Fisher was born to fa­mous par­ents — Deb­bie Reynolds and Ed­die Fisher — and reached movie star­dom at a young age as Princess Leia of the “Star Wars” se­ries. In ad­di­tion to be­ing an ac­tress, she was a pro­lific au­thor and an ac­com­plished screen­writer.

But she also had se­ri­ous al­co­hol and drug prob­lems (even al­most dy­ing of an over­dose) and men­tal­health prob­lems. She was mar­ried only once, to singer/song­writer Paul Si­mon; the mar­riage lasted less than a year.

But in spite of her prob­lems, Ms. Fisher main­tained her self-dep­re­cat­ing sense of hu­mor, which was of­ten witty and sar­cas­tic.

May the force al­ways be with Car­rie Fisher, as the intergalactic uni­verse badly needs some­one as free-think­ing, in­de­pen­dent, re­bel­lious, coura­geous and de­fi­ant as she.

KEN­NETH L. ZIM­MER­MAN Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Calif.

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