After the news of Carrie Fisher’s passing became public, fans were quick to point out the actor’s previous request for her the content of her obituary.
In Fisher’s 2008 autobiography ‘Wishful Drinking’ she wrote of a conversation with Star Wars director George Lucas.
Lucas told her that she couldn’t wear a bra under Princess Leia’s iconic white dress because there was “no underwear in space”.
“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 ... because there is no underwear in space,’ ” Fisher wrote.
“I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.”
She continued, “What happens is 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.”
The 60-year-old went into cardiac arrest on Friday, December 23, during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Paramedics rushed her to hospital where she later died.
Her passing has been met with touching tributes from her peers and the public.
Fisher’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill Tweeted an image of the pair with the caption: ‘no words #Devastated’.
Harrison Ford, said: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” in a statement to TheWrap.
“She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her Mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”
Fisher’s 84-year-old mother, Singin’ In The Rain actress Debbie Reynolds, posted to Facebook: “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.”
“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”