There’s no denying Carrie Fisher was “one-of-a-kind.”
Funnily enough, this was exactly how both her former Star Wars co-stars, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, described her today.
The label is all the more fitting when you consider how Fisher herself, who died of a heart attack aged 60, wanted to be remembered.
In her one-woman-show turned best-selling novel Wishful Drinking, the fiercely witty actress, writer and mental health advocate, joked about her obituary.
Her tongue-in-cheek — but incredible — suggestion followed an anecdote from her time working with Star Wars director George Lucas as the now-iconic Princess Leia.
George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, "You can't wear a bra under that dress."
So, I say, "Okay, I'll bite. Why?"
And he says, "Because... there's no underwear in space."
There may be gold bikinis in space, but no underwire. Sure.
Regardless, Lucas went onto explain the choice, which led Fisher to the "fantastic obit".
What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't—so you get strangled by your own bra.
Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so 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.
While the The Princess Diarist author may have quipped that Lucas 'ruined her life', the 72-year-old remembered them as firm friends in a statement released soon after the news of her fatal heart attack broke.
"Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colourful personality that everyone loved," he told E! News.
"In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess—feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie's family, friends and fans."
Ford — who played Fisher's "scruffy looking" love interest Han Solo — also gave E! News a statement on her passing.
"Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original," he said.
"Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely. My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd and her many friends. We will all miss her."
Meanwhile Hamill, famous as Luke Skywalker, paid heartfelt tribute to his "space twin" on Twitter.