As a kid, I didn’t really care for Princess Leia. Luke and Han and the Taun Tauns were my favorite parts of Star Wars. Who had time for a silly princess even if she wasn’t a damsel in distress like so many others?
But as I grew up and began to understand how important she was, she began to grow on me. And then once I started reading Carrie Fisher’s books, I began to understand that the actress behind the princess was pretty bad ass too.
When news broke on Friday that Carrie Fisher had suffered a massive heart attack, I knew it wasn’t good, but I held out hope that she would make it through. She had gone through so much, she was so strong, no way a heart attack was going to stop her.
So when my husband told me this morning that she had passed, I stared at him in disbelief for a few minutes.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones and her other fans.