Todd Fisher reveals the last thing he and Carrie Fisher ever talked about and it will break your heart
Carrie Fisher's untimely death last year left her fans, and those of the Star Wars franchise heartbroken. The actress, who will always be remembered as the definitive Princess Leia in the public consciousness, died aged 60 on the 27th December 2016 as a result of sudden cardiac arrest, four days after experiencing a medical emergency while on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.
Her passing incited a public outpouring of grief, with celebrities of every ilk sharing their memories of Fisher, and offering their condolences to her family. Certainly, Fisher's Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill, wrote a touching tribute to his dear friend earlier this year for the Hollywood Reporter. "We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. 'I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!' We went through it all. It’s like we were a family," he asserted.
And now Fisher's brother, Todd, has just published a book about Carrie and his late mother, Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds. In an excerpt from My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, Todd recounts the last time he actually spoke to his sister, which was at her birthday party - an event that she wasn't all that keen on attending in the first place. He then went on to disclose that he convinced Fisher to fly back to LA from London - while she was in the middle of filming The Last Jedi - and that this was the last time he ever saw her.
The excerpt from Todd's memoir, which was provided by Parade, touches on the fact that he and his sister were fighting over something at the time, but that by the end of her birthday celebrations, Carrie had wanted to make amends. While we can't gather the entire story from one excerpt alone, it does give us an idea of what was going on in the days leading up to the actress's premature passing:
"She went on to talk about the fact that a day would come, we had no way of knowing how soon, when Mom would be gone, when it would be just the two of us, and we were going to need each other more than we ever had in our lives," Todd writes. "'I need you to know that I’m not mad at you anymore,' [Carrie said. 'And I need to know that you’re not mad at me anymore either. I need to know that we’re good. Please? We’re good, right?'
We’re good,” I said. I didn’t need to say the rest of it out loud. She already knew it all by heart. It was the last face-to-face conversation my sister and I ever had. The next time Mom and I saw Carrie, she was on life support."
The full excerpt can be read over at Parade.
As ever, our thoughts lie with the friends and family of Carrie Fisher.