What the fish? Not another celebrity death
PRINCESS Leia is dead. Hollywood celebrity Carrie Fisher died yesterday (Dec 27), days after a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60.
Fisher’s death is the latest in a string of celebrity casualties this year. Three days ago, on Christmas Day, singer George Michael passed away at age 53 – also from heart failure. Other celebrities who died this year include Prince, David Bowie, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Alan Rickman. Here’s a list.
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Fisher, who was the daughter of American actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, came to international fame for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
Sporting an iconic hairstyle with two spiral side twists, the character became an instant sex symbol after appearing in a gold bikini in Return of the Jedi.
Last month, Fisher began promoting her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, in which she revealed a three-month love affair with then co-star Harrison Ford, who was married at the time. Ford played Han Solo in the movie franchise.
News of her death prompted an outpour of condolences on social media. Here’s a selection.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 27, 2016
Meanwhile, expect gloomier days ahead – literally, with passing showers predicted over the next few days, and heavier rainfall during the weekend. Meteorological experts say the region will continue to be hit by wet weather.
The worst-hit so far appears to be in the Philippines, where Typhoon Nock-Ten has claimed six lives. Eighteen people have been reported missing. In Singapore, flash floods caused shoppers to wade through ankle-deep water on Christmas Eve in the Orchard and Upper Thomson areas.
Featured image from TMG file.
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