After suffering a heart attack on Friday, Carrie Fisher sadly passed away earlier today at 60. A notable Hollywood player for nearly four decades, Fisher left behind a great legacy, from her acting roles to her uncredited script work to her unique memoirs. Still, she'll always be best known as Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe. As one of the main characters in the Original Trilogy, Leia was and continues to be an icon in science fiction and pop culture in general. Fisher most recently reprised Leia in The Force Awakens last year, and she'll be seen again in 2017's Episode VIII.

As fans reminisce today about what Carrie Fisher meant to them, both on and off camera, here's our collection of what we consider to be the actress' five best moments from the Star Wars franchise. Leia may have been originally known as a princess, but as you'll be reminded of while reading through these entries, she wasn't royal figure who fit into the stereotypical damsel in distress role.

Princess Leia

Her Message To Obi-Wan Kenobi

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." Those words are arguably Princess Leia's most famous ones during A New Hope. The first Star Wars movie kicked off with the Tantive IV being chased down by a Star Destroyer (which is now better set up thanks to Rogue One). But did Princess Leia go down without a fight? Hardly. Not only did she shoot one of the stormtroopers closing in on her before being captured, she also passed along the Death Star plans and a special message to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi before sending the droid on her way to Tatooine. Thanks to her quick thinking, as well as C-3PO and R2-D2 fortunately ending up in Luke Skywalker's possession, the message made it to its intended recipient, Obi-Wan left his desert retirement and Luke began traversing the path to join the Rebellion and become a Jedi.

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