Carrie Frances Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, October 21, 1956 the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. In 1975, Fisher made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden as her character's parents. In 1977, Fisher starred as Princess Leia in Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) opposite Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. In 1980, Fisher appeared in The Blues Brothers film as Jake's vengeful ex-lover; she is listed in the credits as "Mystery Woman". In 1980, she reprised her role as Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, and appeared as herself with her Star Wars costars on the cover of the July 12, 1980 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film.
In 1983, Fisher returned to the role of Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, and posed in the Princess Leia metal bikini on the cover of the Summer 1983 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film. From 1991 – 2005, Besides acting and writing original works, Fisher was one of the top script doctors in Hollywood, working on the screenplays of other writers. She did uncredited polishes on movies from 1991 to 2005. In 2015, Fisher reprised her role of Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII, subtitled The Force Awakens, released worldwide on December 18, 2015. Fisher was nominated for a 2016 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal.
Carrie Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital.
It is with a very deep sadness, that we found news of Carrie Fisher's passing at 8:55 this morning. Being loved by the world, she will be missed profoundly, by all those who grew up with her, Fell in love with the Star Wars Saga, and her Character as well.
From All the MERC-Guild Staff and Followers, God Speed... We will Never forget You.