Carrie Fisher was a larger than life personality, and even in death she wanted things done slightly differently.
And so it is our duty to honour her memory by reporting her death the way she wanted.
Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60, found drowned in moonlight and strangled by her own bra. While that may not be factually true, it is how she wanted it.
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
As reported by the Daily Mirror, Fisher recalled in her 2008 memoir ‘Wishful Thinking’ how George Lucas explained a lack of underwear in space, and how it influenced her.
Remember the white dress I wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: ‘You can’t wear a bra under that dress.’
‘OK, I’ll bite,’ I said. ‘Why?’ And he said: ‘Because … there’s no underwear in space.’
He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.”
He explained. ‘You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your own underwear.'”
I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
Since her death following a heart attack while travelling from London to LA, tributes have flooded the internet for the star who played Princess Leia.
Actor Billy Dee Williams, or Lando Calrissian as he’s perhaps better known to fans of Star Wars, summed things up beautifully on Twitter.
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
The world certainly is that little bit darker without her, however the phrase ‘gone but not forgotten’ has never rang so true.
Carrie Fisher leaves a lasting legacy having touched the lives of millions in her time. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and the army of fans hit by her passing.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.