Actress, writer, and feminist champion Carrie Fisher was found dead on the balcony of her Beverly Hills home on December 27, 2016. Police confirmed that Ms. Fisher had received a self-latching bra as a Christmas gift and had attempted to use the product. Tragically, the device malfunctioned, strangling the sixty-year-old icon. Originally, this was believed to be the cause of her death; However, the autopsy showed that Carrie Fisher’s lungs were full of moonlight. Although the investigation is still underway, police theorize the actress’s long struggle with her bra led her out to the balcony and ultimately left her unconscious. There, she slowly drowned in the moonlight.
Although Carrie Fisher is best known for her powerful portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she had an expansive career in writing and performing. Ms. Fisher appeared in When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers, Soap Dish, The ‘Burbs, Drop Dead Fred, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Scream 3, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In 1987, she published her first novel, Postcards from the Edge, which became a bestseller and was later adapted to film. In 2008 she published Wishful Drinking, an autobiographical novel which she adapted into a one-woman show. In the book, Carrie Fisher commented, “No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”.
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