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To actually be crying because Carrie Fisher passed away?

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OfaFrenchmind2 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:33:29

And not really be ashamed of it? I grew up on Princess Leia busting every body's balls and I really loved Carrie herself, and her being so candid and actually funny and clever.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Tue 27-Dec-16 18:34:17

YANBU. Wonderful woman. It does seem that 2016 is cursed sad

OneWithTheForce Tue 27-Dec-16 18:36:44

I cried too. I didn't actually grow up with her. I fell in love with her a few years ago. Such a personality, she really lived and was alive with joy and humour and mischief. I sat watching her only last week on 8 out of ten cats in stitches at how funny she was. Such a loss.

civilfawlty Tue 27-Dec-16 18:37:57

Same here. I always thought she was a feminist icon. And Victoria Wood too.

RuggerHug Tue 27-Dec-16 18:44:33

Yanbu sadsadsad

EachandEveryone Tue 27-Dec-16 18:46:43

It's been relentless. She was great fun on Catasrophe as well. Her daughter isn't very old. I was expecting it to be honest after what happened on the plane. Such a funny wise woman RIP

lilyb84 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:49:29

I cried. Partly because I knew how upset DH would be. He cried too - still is.

maddiemookins16mum Tue 27-Dec-16 18:49:50

YABU. You never knew the woman. I saw people on TV today sobbing outside George Michaels house, forcing their toddlers to lay flowers for the cameras (one of my pet hates). Ridiculous.
Of course it's sad, 60 is no age. 53 (for George), again very sad. Will you still be grieving them in a week, I doubt it.

dingdongdigeridoo Tue 27-Dec-16 18:51:15

Always loved her as Princess Leia and she came across as as very funny, intellegent lady. I'm very sad too. sad

VeryBitchyRestingFace Tue 27-Dec-16 18:52:28

It was the double whammy of finding out about both Carrie Fisher and Richard Adams (Watership Down) within a 10 minute period that did for me.

I was hoping against hope re CF.


stargirl1701 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:55:15

Tears here too.

TheProblemOfSusan Tue 27-Dec-16 18:56:11

YANBU. Actors touch a lot of people's lives and we relate to them because they cause emotional reactions in us. And Star Wars is such an important part of a lot of people's lives.

I'm really sad about it - I keep thinking about her poor little dog, which is ridiculous I know, but how can you explain it to a dog?!

alltouchedout Tue 27-Dec-16 18:56:23

No, I feel really sad about it too. Much worse than I'd have imagined. She was a good one and she will be missed very much.

OneWithTheForce Tue 27-Dec-16 18:59:12

YABU. You never knew the woman.

Oh give over. People can have a massive impact on the lives of others without ever knowing they exist. I feel sorry for you if you can't relate to that.

OhWellNeverMindEh Tue 27-Dec-16 18:59:51

What on earth is going on? Is it our age, 40 somethings, that our childhood icons are dying? I don't think so because they span many decades and transcended through all eras.

I'm actually really upset. I was about Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Victoria Wood. George Michael has floored me and now Carrie.

littlejeopardy Tue 27-Dec-16 19:01:05

Gosh, it is just relentless this year. I love what CF said last year about bucking the pressure to get skinny for the new Star Wars films. Most badass princess of all.

TheKitchenWitch Tue 27-Dec-16 19:03:53

I'm shocked at how upset I am. I've been surprised by them all this year, and saddened by a few, especially Alan Rickman, but this has knocked me sideways.

Fireandflames666 Tue 27-Dec-16 19:04:21

She was a wonderful woman, and a hero for many people around the world. I cried too.

Finola1step Tue 27-Dec-16 19:06:41

maddie a week ago, I would have shared some of your views. I wouldn't have put it so bluntly but would have had a slight nod of agreement.

But then 2 nights ago, I found myself shedding a tear or three over the death of George Michael. He was my first celebrity crush at the age of 9. I loved his music from the very beginnings of Wham. Was devastated when my parents said that I wasn't allowed to join the hordes of teenage girls from my big sister's school who were going along to a big warehouse to be in their video. It turned out to be the video for "Wake me up before you Go-Go".

Throughout my pre teens, my clothing was styled on Wham and Pepsi and Shirley. I loved them all, including Andrew.

I can sing along to a George written sing with the best of them. I have loved his music for over 30 years. I last saw him live in 2007.

I have never shed a tear over the death of a celebrity before. But for George, there are many. And yes, it is a bit like grieving. I'm sure I will still shed a tear or two next week, next month and so on.

Not because he was a celebrity. But because he was part if the fabric of my childhood and teenage years. Someone who I always admired from afar. I am not one for public out pouring of grief but respect that for some, this is an important outlet.

Frenchmind you feel what you feel. Have always loved Star Wars and CF was fab. Gone far, far too soon.

annandale Tue 27-Dec-16 19:06:54

I loved her in When Harry Met Sally, much more appealing and human than Meg Ryan.

Blacksox Tue 27-Dec-16 19:06:56

It's always sad when someone dies prematurely.

I wouldn't cry as I wasn't really familiar with Star Wars having only seen the first one when I was about 7 and none after that.

JessCress Tue 27-Dec-16 19:08:06

YABU and absolutely ridiculous!

People die all day every day. Many of them very wonderful. Celebrities are nothing special and just because you saw someone in a film once/they sung your favourite Christmas song/etc is no reason to get so upset. Their contribution to your life, i.e. the movie/song, will still be there, nothing will change, therefore the effects on your life are extremely minimal and do not warrant such a reaction.

Heyheyheygoodbye Tue 27-Dec-16 19:10:38

I have been crying too. It's easy to forget in these days of Hunger Games and Frozen that when some of us were small, she was IT in terms of female heroes. She did a huge amount for women, for people with mental health problems, her writing was fantastic and I feel the world, although richer for having known her, is poorer now she has gone.

Heyheyheygoodbye Tue 27-Dec-16 19:11:30

(When I say heroes, I mean in terms of adventure films obviously! Plenty of real-life heroes whose praises go unsung.)

OneWithTheForce Tue 27-Dec-16 19:12:13

Oh another poor fool.

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