“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it,” Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd told People this weekend in a compassionate statement about her mother’s passing. Fisher’s autopsy has, tragically, confirmed her struggle continued right up to her death.
Have you ever found out about something and then realize it was everything you’ve ever needed? Because that’s how I feel knowing there’s footage somewhere of Carrie Fisher slapping Oscar Isaac—as General Leia and Poe Dameron—over and over again.
Even after today’s trailer drop, we still don’t know much about The Last Jedi. We know even less about Episode IX. But one rumor about that yet-to-be-titled film has been shot down: the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in it.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, it can still be hard to believe that Carrie Fisher is gone. We got a little reminder today that we’ll see her as Leia Organa at least one more time.
Today, Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Orlando—but one very special member of the Star Wars cast, the dearly missed Carrie Fisher, could not be there to stand alongside her fellow actors. Instead, we have this beautiful tribute to a mother, a princess, a general, and a hero beloved by all.
The loss of Carrie Fisher was a huge blow to those who loved her, both on- and off-screen. Inevitably, it also raised questions about the future of her iconic Star Wars character. We’ve known for awhile that she’d already completed work on The Last Jedi before she died. Now we’re hearing that plans may already in…
Ingvild Deila had one of the most important roles in Rogue One, but you’ve probably never heard of her. The Norwegian actress was the person on set whose face was turned into the young Carrie Fisher’s for the film’s climactic scene. While most Star Wars actors aren’t allowed to say much about the films, Deila was…
We all loved Carrie Fisher. And while Carrie Fisher may not have loved each and every one of us back, she definitely loved her dog. That’s why Mondo is taking 10 percent of sales for its new Princess Leia portrait and donating it to animal welfare causes.
The Women’s March on Washington has a true queen in their camp. Crowds are channeling General Leia Organa and actress Carrie Fisher with signs, costumes, wall art, and other amazing tributes. The Rebellion is here.
The Postman has returned! For those of you who might not know, “Postal Apocalypse” is io9’s mail column, where I, Rob Bricken, senior editor of io9 and professional nerd for the last 16 years, answer your questions. I settle fan arguments, I solve mysteries, I give advice, whatever. I do this in the guise as the…
Update: In a rare move, StarWars.com posted the following statement denying the allegations reported in this story:
By now, we’ve talked our heads off about the ILM recreations of 1977 Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher in Rogue One. We’ve talked ethics, quality, and even the process. The last piece is to simply watch how it was done, and now you can.
Reportedly, Lucasfilm and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow will meet soon to discuss their options moving forward.
The death of Carrie Fisher this week has touched the hearts of millions across the world—fans of her writing, fans of her tireless advocacy for mental health, and of course, fans of her role as the beloved Leia Organa in Star Wars. While we’ve shared many tributes to her passing already, this is perhaps one of the…
Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t get any more cruel. Debbie Reynolds—a Hollywood star since her teenage leading-lady debut in 1952's Singin’ in the Rain—died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. She was 84 years old.
All across the video game galaxy, players are gathering to memorialize Carrie Fisher, who died yesterday following a massive heart attack.
Carrie Fisher was a brilliant writer, an amazing actress, and, by most accounts, just a good human being. She passed away yesterday and I, like many people, took to social media to mourn the loss of this incredible pop culture icon. But I unknowingly helped spread a meme that turns out to be fake. Did you see that…
Like many of us, George R.R. Martin is ready for 2016 to be over.
The sad reality of any celebrity passing is that we have to ask how their death will impact any ongoing work in the future. In the case of Carrie Fisher, that means the continuing Star Wars saga, Episodes VIII and IX.