Carrie Fisher told her fans: "No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

"I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” 

“You know what's funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all? You'd think we could remember finding out we weren't immortal. Sometimes I see children sobbing airports and I think, "Aww. They've just been told.”

“You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses? Well, I took masses of opiates religiously.” 

All quotes taken from her witty and highly recommended book "Wishful Drinking." If you ever wanted to go deep into the psyche of, not just Fisher, but a flawed, but perceptive pop culture icon then this book is a must. 

As for the tragic passing of this beloved pop culture icon we must go back to earlier this year when I caught up with Fisher's gala comedy show at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. A friend had offered me free tickets to the show and I personally wasn't all that interested in catching Princess Leia doing stand-up comedy, but, lo and behold, Fisher didn't need her light saber to command attention:  “Can you see me? I’m from Hollywood and women my age tend to be invisible there.” Not Carrie. “I’m what psychologists call bat-s— crazy — and I don’t give a s—.” 

Fisher might not be have been a standup comic, but she was a veteran of stage performing, her stage version of  "Wishful Drinking" is a hoot and I highly recommend some YouTub-ing tonight in honor of her passing.

Of course, Leia was the beginning of a whirlwind in her life. It changed her well-being forever. You can't escape that kind of fandom. The everlasting kind. She had her issues with drugs and alcohol, but it never seemed to stop her from standing back up and fighting some more, showing her true strengths as an irredeemable force of nature.

May the force always be with her.