来源:VOA 2019-02-13



Star WarsActress Carrie Fisher Dies

The American actress Carrie Fisher, who became famous around the world for her part as Princess Leia in theStar Warsmovies, has died.

Fishers daughter, Billie Lourd, said in a statement that Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, California. She had been in a hospital since Friday, when she suffered a medical emergency on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Fishers first movie wasShampooin 1975, which also starred Warren Beatty. Later, Fisher appeared inAustin Powers,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Charlies Angels,” andWhen Harry Met Sally.”

She is best remembered, however, as Princess Leia in the 1977 “Star Warsmovie.

Fisher played the role again in 2015 inStar Wars: The Force Awakens.” Her image also appears in this years movieRogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Fisher suffered from drug dependency and mental problems. She wrote a bestselling book partly about her own experiences calledPostcards from the Edgein 1987. It became a film in 1990, starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.

The actress wrote several other books, including this years autobiography, “The Princess Diarist.” In the book, she admitted that she andStar Warsco-star Harrison Ford had been romantically involved during the film.

Fisher also performed in a one-woman show calledWishful Drinking.” She had performed the show across the country since 2006. She discussed many hard experiences, including her short marriage to singer Paul Simon and her parentsdivorce and romantic affairs. The show was later turned into a book.

Debbie Reynolds, a Hollywood actress and singer and Eddie Fisher, also a singer, were her parents. She grew up among many famous people.

InWishful Drinking,” Fisher said: “Im the product of Hollywood. When two celebrities mate, something like me is the result.” At another point in the show, she joked, “I dont have a problem with drugs so much as I have a problem with sobriety.”

Fishers friends and fans honored and remembered her on Tuesday.

Whoopi Goldberg wrote on Twitter Tuesday, “She was funnier & smarter than anyone had the right to be.''

Along with her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother.

In a 2009 interview with The Associated Press, Fisher said she hoped her public battle with drugs and mental illness would help people dealing with similar issues.

People relate to aspects of my stories and that's nice for me because then I'm not all alone with it,'' she said. “Also, I do believe you're only as sick as your secrets. If that's true, I'm just really healthy.''

Fisher was 60 years old.

Im Alice Bryant.

Ashley Thompson adapted this report for VOA Learning English using materials from AP and other sources. Mario Ritter was the editor.