Like many Star Wars fans (and sci-fi fans), the first time I saw Ms. Fisher was in Star Wars: A New Hope. Of course, it would not be until years later that I discovered this movie was actually the 4th in the planned storyline George Lucas had envisioned. She had since gone on to rise into massive stardom as one of the most iconic women in science fiction. There have been several depictions and dedications to her now legendary character. Indeed, Princess Leia, like all of Star Wars, has become very much a part of the global sci-fi consciousness. And with at least three more films on the horizon over the next three years, it shows no signs of stopping.
It is with much sadness that I write this eulogy to an amazing actress who touched the world with her portrayal of one of the most enduring characters in sci-fi. She will be greatly missed. May the Force be with her.