Legendary actress Carrie Fisher died this morning in Los Angeles after suffering Cardiac Arrest. The actress created the role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars” and became a legend. She was also known for overcoming addiction and mental illness and wrote several books on her experiences.
Her prolific work was inspiring to many people and just recently she had released her eighth book. She also completed the eighth “Star Wars” film.
While Fisher was not known for work in opera, her work still made an impact to many of today’s leading singers and opera companies. Like Hollywood Celebrities, many opera stars reacted to the news on social media. Among the stars were Erin Wall, Christine Goerke, Jennifer Johnston, and the Seattle Opera.
May the force be with you, #CarrieFisher, as you travel to a galaxy far, far away. My heart breaks for Debbie Reynolds, losing her child.
— Jennifer Johnston (@jjohnstonmezzo) December 27, 2016
We’ll be watching this tonight in my house. https://t.co/O42bK3vtG3
— Erin Wall (@erinwallatwork) December 27, 2016
Dear 2016. STOP taking awesome people. I’m done with you. We’re totally breaking up. #RIPCarrieFisher
— Christine Goerke (@HeldenMommy) December 27, 2016
Sick at heart to hear of the untimely death of #CarrieFisher, one of the icons of our time and, seemingly, a fascinating and charming lady.
— Richard Wiegold (@richardwiegold) December 27, 2016