ICONIC Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died in hospital at the age of 60 in December last year.Her death came after the star suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to LA.Fisher's death came at the end of a year that saw many of our most beloved figures in music, film and comedy pass away, and prompted an outpouring of grief from heartbroken fans and the star's famous friends.Carrie Fisher was one of the most recognisable stars of the 70s thanks to her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, and now her role in Channel 4's Catastrophe is being reprised one last time.Carrie Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer and speaker.She was born in Beverly Hills, California, to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.She was of Russian, Jewish, English and Scottish-Irish descent.Fisher went to Beverly Hills High School until the age of 15, when she nabbed a role as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene, … [Read more...] about Who was Carrie Fisher, how did the Princess Leia actress die and does she star in Catastrophe series three?
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CARRIE Fisher has died in hospital at the age of 60.It comes after the Star Wars actress suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to LAX on Friday.A statement from the family spokesman Simon Halls, on behalf of Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd, confirmed the tragic news about the Star Wars legend.He said: "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning."She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."Her family confirmed she died as a result of the heart attack she suffered on a plane from London to LAX on Friday.Carrie's mum, Debbie Reynolds, thanked her daughter's fans in an emotional message penned on Facebook.She wrote: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter."I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to the next stop. Love … [Read more...] about Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 – four days after heart attack on flight from London to LA
LAST year we were tragically rocked by a series of shocking celebrity deaths.Over the past few weeks alone we have lost music greats George Michael and Status Quo's Rick Parfitt, as well as actresses Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Liz Smith.The list of famous faces passing away continues to mount but their legacies live on through music, films and performances.Ranging from comedians to musicians, 2016 was been a sad year for celebrities but we're taking this opportunity to remember the iconic figures who are no longer with us. Debbie Reynolds Name: Debbie ReynoldsAge: 84About: The Hollywood actress was best known for her appearance in 'Singin' in the Rain' and for famously divorcing Eddie Fisher in 1959 after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor.Reynolds was rushed to hospital while reportedly making funeral plans for her daughter and iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher- who had died the day before. Carrie FisherName: Carrie … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2016 – from Carrie Fisher and George Michael to David Bowie and Debbie Reynolds, the stars who’ve died last year
CARRIE Fisher is recovering in hospital after a massive heart attack.But for family, friends and fans of the Stars Wars actress – who collapsed on a flight from London to LAX yesterday - the worrying news may not come as a surprise.The 60-year-old has had a series of health issues all her life, battling addiction to cocaine and prescription medicine and yo-yoing weight since first shooting to stardom as a 19-year-old.She has also revealed a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder and has said her drug use was a way of “dialling down” the manic side of her mental illness.Born into Hollywood royalty, as the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, Carrie was destined for life on the silver screen.But her most iconic role, as Princess Leia in Star Wars, was to lead her into a life of partying and drugs which kick-started a damaging addiction.Carrie role in the 1977 sci-fi blockbuster made her a household name but by the time she came to shoot the … [Read more...] about Could Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s past drug use and rapid weight loss be behind her shocking heart attack?
MARIA Schneider was a French actor whose most famous role was Jeanne in the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris.The movie recently sparked controversy after its director Bernardo Bertolucci revealed he did not tell Schneider about an infamous rape scene.Towards the end of the film her character is attacked by Paul, played by leading man Marlon Brando, in an episode that did not appear on the original script.But who was Maria Schneider, what other films is she known for and what was her reaction to the shocking rape sequence?Maria Schneider was born in Paris to a French actor father and a Romania-born bookshop manager mother with whom he had an affair.Her father never acknowledged Maria as his daughter, leaving Maria's mother Marie-Christine to bring her up alone.She left school at 15 and fled to the French capital to act, and she immediately landed a stage role.She was offered a room to stay in by Brigette Bardot, who knew her father, and through the Parisian acting scene was signed to … [Read more...] about Who was Maria Schneider? Last Tango in Paris actress at heart of rape scene scandal – here’s what we know
HOLLYOAKS wanted viewers to think Amy Barnes' killer had already been caught - with many red herrings thrown in along the way.The showrunners then left viewers twisting themselves into knots trying to figure out if Harry Thompson or Ste Hay were the killer - but just WHO was Amy's killer? Here's everything we know.Amy Barnes real killer had escaped justice - until now.The murderer was FINALLY revealed - Ryan Knight (Duncan James) killed his bride on their wedding day after she discovered that he was having an affair.This came just after Harry Thompson confessed to the murder to his father Tony, convinced that he had actually killed her.Viewers are aware that while Harry thinks he killed Amy in a fight over her taking her kids to America, the true culprit is actually Ryan.Ste Hay was previously found not guilty of killing Amy and he recently returned to the village after being shot by Amy's mum.Amy's husband-to-be Ryan was shown in a flashback killing her just hours before they were due … [Read more...] about Who killed Amy Barnes in Hollyoaks and how did she die? Was it Ryan Knight or Harry Thompson?
STAR Wars fans have paid tribute to their 'Queen' Carrie Fisher after she died aged 60.The actress, who found fame as Princess Leia in the original films, passed away four days after suffering a massive heart attack on December 23.In a statement, her family spokesperson Simon Halls said: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”Carrie’s most iconic role was as Princess Leia in Star Wars, where she starred in the original films.She reprised her role, alongside Harrison Ford earlier this year, in the latest film in the latest film, Star Wars: Rogue One.Devastated fans of the franchise have revealed their sadness at her passing, with many hailing her as an inspiration. Celebrities also paid tribute to Carrie, with Stephen Fry and Anna Kendrick leading … [Read more...] about Star Wars fans pay tribute to their ‘inspiration’ and ‘Queen’ Carrie Fisher as actress dies aged 60
A MAN was propositioned by a ‘horny teen’ actress who pretended to be PREGNANT in a sting set up by his girlfriend who wanted to find out if he would be unfaithful to her.The jaw-dropping scenes, which were filmed on a secret camera, have been uploaded to YouTube channel, To Catch A Cheater, which regularly orchestrates honey-traps to fool philandering spouses.Vanessa, who set up the trap, said: “I just want to see what happens when I’m not around."The shocking clip opens with a blonde actress, who has a visible (fake) bump and is wearing an extremely-short red dress, approaching Vanessa's boyfriend in the street and asking him for directions.She says she’s from Kansas and her phone battery is about to die so she can’t use GPS.The man, who is smoking, offers to help her and asks where her friends are.“I’m going to meet them but maybe, we could still hangout though, later?” she says.He is apprehensive before asking if … [Read more...] about Man propositioned by ‘horny teen’ actress who pretends to be PREGNANT as his girlfriend watches on hidden camera as part of Catch A Cheater sting
Contreras, who was the second most powerful and feared figure in Chile's 1973-1989 military dictatorship after Pinochet himself, died overnight in a miltary hospital in the capital, Santiago. He had been in hospital since September with kidney problems, and suffered additionally from diabetes and cancer. Dozens of people gathered outside the hospital after his death was confirmed by prison officials, waving Chilean flags, making champagne toasts and chanting "Murderer!" Contreras formed and commanded the DINA spy agency, which was set up after a 1973 military coup led by General Pinochet which ousted the socialist government of President Salvador Allende. Thousands killed DINA is blamed for the kidnap, torture and murder of thousands of people during the dictatorship. The Chilean government estimates that 3,095 people were killed, including about 1,200 who forcibly "disappeared." Under the regime of terror, Santiago's national football stadium was converted into a detention … [Read more...] about Notorious Chilean spy chief Manuel Contreras dies at 86
Wajda had recently been hospitalized and died Sunday night at the age of 90, his colleague, film director Jacek Bromski said. Born in March 1926 in Suwalki, Poland, Wajda was a film and theater director, script writer and set designer. He served in the Polish resistance movement in World War II while a teenager. For his film work, Wajda won an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000. Four of his films, including "Man of Iron," were nominated for Oscars. By using bold imagery, Wajda avoided the attention of state censors during the Soviet era and presented strong indictments of war and political oppression. A graduate of the Polish National Film, TV and Theater School in Lodz in 1953 with a major in Directing, he made his first film, "Generation," two years later about two youngsters in Nazi-occupied Poland joining a Soviet armed organization. He collaborated with artist Andrzej Wróblewski for his "Executions" series, again about Nazi-occupied Poland. Wajda … [Read more...] about Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda dies in hospital aged 90