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Exclusive Portrait: Carrie Fisher at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con

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CHICAGO – As the shock of Carrie Fisher’s passing – on December 27th, 2016 – still resonates, HollywoodChicago.com offers this Exclusive Portrait of the icon taken by photographer Joe Arce at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con in August. Ms. Fisher made her first appearance at the Chicago event, greeting fans and signing autographs.

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Carrie Fisher in Chicago, August 21st, 2016
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Carrie Fisher was the daughter of show business royalty, her father being singer Eddie Fisher and her mother movie star Debbie Reynolds. But Fisher outdid both of them by landing the Princess Leia role in the original “Star Wars” movie in 1977. The unexpected breakthrough hit launched a new era of blockbuster movies and a religious devotion from audiences to the series, and Fisher even revisited the role – as General Leia Organa – in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She also wrote seven books, the latest being a memoir of her initial “Star Wars” days, “The Princess Diarist.” She died unexpectedly of a heart attack, suffered four days ago on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this photo of Carrie Fisher as she participated at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con, on Saturday, August 21st.

Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016. For the HollywoodChicago.com obituary, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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