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The obituary she wanted: “Carrie Fisher drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra”

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
AP film still
Much more than a pretty face.
By Indrani Sen
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The actor, writer, and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher died today (Dec. 27) after a heart attack at the age of 60. The obituaries published so far have had plenty of fodder to draw from a life full of ups and downs, lived generously and publicly.

But Fisher, in typical style, had the forethought to write her own, tongue-in-cheek obituary headline in Wishful Drinking—a one-woman show she adapted into a bestselling book published in 2009. The obituary she wished for comes in an anecdote, hilariously told and involving many of the touchstones of her public persona, including her famous Star Wars role, her outer-space undergarments (though not that notorious bikini), and her famously biting wit.

Here’s the story, as tweeted by a fan:

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