Four Color Comments: Carrie Fisher Passes Away At 60

Today we lost one of our greatest princesses This past weekend, actress Carrie Fisher suffer a heart attack while on an airplane. 2016 has been hard on a lot of us […]

Today we lost one of our greatest princesses

This past weekend, actress Carrie Fisher suffer a heart attack while on an airplane. 2016 has been hard on a lot of us with the amount of iconic people we’ve lost this year, so we obviously all thought Carrie would be the latest. We all breathed a sigh of relief when we heard she was in stable condition. Then today, the bad news came that Carrie passed away. I think we are all in shock because we thought she’d pull through.

Carrie was an amazing actress, but to most of us, she’ll always be Princess Leia. Her character wasn’t some helpless Disney princess. She was one who stood up to a Sith Lord, who at a whim could Force choke her or run her through with his lightsaber. But she never backed down. Not once in the face of certain doom.

I realize that I’m typecasting Carrie right now, but Leia is the way I’ll always remember her as. Of course, I also remember her as the jilted ex of “Joliet” Jake Blues, who was trying to kill him throughout the Blues Brothers film. There are others that love her as Meg Ryan’s friend in When Harry Met Sally.

Whatever role Carrie was in, she was amazing.

Thank you for everything, Carrie. You will be missed.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.