She wrote many books, mostly humorous while being open and caring about various issues. She was like a friend to so many people, whether they knew her in person or not.

Carrie Fisher was a bad ass, plain and simple! She was an advocate for several causes, including women’s advocacy, animal rights, and LGBT causes. She was open about her experiences caring for friends who suffered from AIDS, contributing financially to various AIDS and HIV organizations. She was also open about her fight with addiction and how she lived with BPD. Carrie was never afraid to speak her mind or stand up for anyone who needed a champion.

In her later years, Fisher had an emotional support animal, a French Bulldog named Gary, who accompanied her to lots of appearances and interviews. Following her death, Gary is living with her daughter, Billie Lourd.