This is What Carrie Fisher Wanted in Her Obituary

The beloved icon continues to make us laugh, even after death

Not only was Carrie Fisher known for playing Star Wars’ Prince Leia (currently known as General Organa), but Fisher was also a talented writer, a strong advocate for mental health, and an inspiration for young girls and women. She also happened to be really hilarious.


Her ability to spark laughter hasn’t ended. Even after death, she is able to leave us with a reminder of the kind of person she was. Here is an excerpt from her 2008 memoir Wishful Drinking — keep reading to find out what Fisher wanted to be included in her obituary.

George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.

“So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”

And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”

“Carrie holds such a special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it is difficult to think of a world without…

Posted by Star Wars on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 
Now George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can’t wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense very soon, so here’s why you cannot wear your brassiere, per George.

So, what happens is when you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t — so you get strangled by your own bra.

Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so 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.

And with that, we give you Carrie Fisher — beloved actress, writer, and icon. She died on December 27, found drowned in moonlight and strangled by her own bra.