It's been a rough year in terms of the pure talent we lost. And this morning, 2016 claimed another victim, acting legend Carrie Fisher. And while Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, said in a statement that her mother had died following a heart attack last week, Fisher herself wants us to think that she died in another way.
In 2008, Fisher wrote an article for the Daily Mail in which she retold a conversation she has with director George Lucas on the fist day of filming Star Wars: A New Hope.
"Remember the white dress I wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: 'You can't wear a bra under that dress.'"
"'OK, I'll bite,' I said. 'Why?' And he said: 'Because ... there's no underwear in space.'"
"He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn't see any bras or panties anywhere."
"He explained. 'You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn't, so you get strangled by your own underwear.'"
"I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. 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 her fans seem to prefer this version of events much more than reality.
please honor carrie fisher's wishes and include in her obituaries that she "drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra." ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Pj5sRsIvkz— elisabeth (@threelisabeth) December 27, 2016
So let's remember how this legend really died.