One of the biggest stars in the Star Wars universe has died.
Carrie Fisher, who was born to Hollywood stars before the fame of playing the iconic Princess Leia, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack last week. She was 60.
The news was announced by a spokesman on behalf of her daughter.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement said. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
For collectors she appears on countless Star Wars cards made in the last 40 years and she’s among the more-available autographs in the Star Wars world. But she’s also one of the most-faked, too, making certified sigs your safest bet.
She appears on nearly 200 different certified autographs — and there are likely more to be found in some upcoming Topps Star Wars sets. She also had signed for Donruss/Playoff‘s Americana releases in 2007-08 as well as Leaf Trading Cards‘ Pop Century line in 2013 as well as a Family Guy release in 2011.
Her earliest certified auto arrived in 2001 Topps Star Wars Evolution, where she signed just 100 cards but she had since signed more than 125 different cards for Topps in the years since.
Fisher was famous as the child of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who divorced when Fisher left her for Elizabeth Taylor. All of them can be found in Hollywood themed card sets, including Lourde, who had a role in (and certified autographs from) The Force Awakens last year alongside her mother who reprised her iconic role. Fisher also shared a single autograph card, limited to just 10 copies, in the 2008 Americana Celebrity Cuts set.
She talked to The Los Angeles Times about playing Leia in an interview last year.
“It’s not always fun, but it’s certainly life-changing,” she said. “I have been Princess Leia exclusively. It’s been a part of my life for 40 years. … I’m like the diplomat to a country that I haven’t been to yet. I am that country.”
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