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In Carrie Fisher's intimate, revealing 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist, the actress/author expectedly garnered a great deal of controversy when she confessed to having a once-secret affair with a married Harrison Ford during production on Star Wars. The best-selling memoir -- primarily a diary recount from the days on the set of the deeply iconic blockbuster -- was signature to Fisher's confessional, open-hearted style. In her much-discussed life, before the actress/writer was taken from us too soon, Carrie Fisher was known to talk openly and frankly about everything from her addictions to her mental health struggles, and anything in between. But according to her brother Todd Fisher, Fisher ultimately regretted publishing the account of her early years during her last days, believing it should've stayed private -- as their late mother Debbie Reynolds suggested.
This latest reveal into Carrie Fisher's personal life comes from Todd Fisher's new memoir, My Girls: A Lifetime With Carrie And Debbie, which was published yesterday. According to The Daily Mail, Debbie Reynolds was unaware of her famous daughter's love affair with Harrison Ford before Carrie Fisher wrote the book. When she decided to come forward with this story, Debbie Reynolds was against it. Carrie Fisher published the memoir anyway, but the author expressed regret in doing so, according to Todd. The reason why she felt this change in thinking is unclear, though she did express guilt about Harrison Ford needing to discussing their relationship for the rest of his life on The Graham Norton Show. Here's what Carrie said to Debbie.
You're right, I shouldn't have told that story.
As the new book details, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds shared a close, loving relationship, even when it was fraught with tension and bickering. Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27th, 2016 due to a cardiac arrest. Debbie Reynolds left this world the following day on December 28th due to an intracerebral hemorrhage. There were claims that Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart that day, and Todd Fisher believes his beloved actress mom "willed herself" to die at 84 so that her daughter wouldn't be alone. Here's what Todd Fisher wrote in his new book.
The common theory about Mom's passing was that, after losing Carrie, Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart. Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth -- that's simply not true. Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone.
Carrie Fisher was 60 when she passed away. The Princess Diarist was published only a little over a month before she left his world. She was last seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi last year, as well as the final season of Catastrophe. Her final on-screen role will be in the family fantasy film Wonderwell, which is expected to be released later this year.