Update: Unfortunately since posting this story, Carrie Fisher has died
We often take the Holidays off at this site, but sadly the world around us doesn’t. For those of you who managed to stay off of social media and ignored the news over the weekend, Star Wars star Carrie Fisher suffered a Heart Attack while on her London to Los Angeles flight this holiday weekend.
The 60 year old actress was kept alive with CPR while on the plane, and was rushed to the hospital as soon as possible. The good news is that Fisher is currently in stable condition, but I can tell you we’re all crossing our fingers and toes here at Nerd & Tie.
I don’t need to tell you that Carrie Fisher is best known for playing Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. I don’t need to tell you that her character is incredibly important to multiple generations of fans that grew up seeing her (and continue to see said character) as a strong leader. I don’t need to tell you that Carrie Fisher’s frank and open discussions about addiction recovery and mental illness are even more important to many people — much more so than any part she’s played on screen.
The world needs Carrie Fisher right now, because I think we need hope these days more than anything.