Local Star Wars fans say goodbye to Carrie Fisher

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Local Star Wars fans say goodbye to Carrie Fisher

A long time ago,
in a galaxy far, far away…
“In the first Star Wars movie she was a very strong female character, she was a hero, she was a soldier, and that wasn’t common in Hollywood,” Star Wars fan Rob Sequin said.
And like so many ¬†fans, ¬†Seguin is mourning the passing of Carrie Fisher…
A writer and actress who brought Princess Leia to life.
But for fans like Seguin, she was more than just a princess.
“My brother passed away earlier this year, and we shared a bond with Star Wars, is how it brings people together…I thought of him, and how he would have felt,” Seguin said.
But beyond the gold bikinis and out of this world hair dos, Fisher spoke out about her struggles with mental health and addiction.
“She spoke very openly and freely about her struggles, and as someone who has a very close connection with mental health you build that bond with someone who was brave enough to speak about it at a time when it was taboo,” Seguin said.
“It felt like a friend had passed.”
Ray Henderson has been a Star Wars fan since he was seven.
“She was strong, she was quick. Her banter with Han Solo was amazing. She never backed down from anything and that to me became sort of the ideal woman,” Henderson said.
Fisher gained a new legion of fans following the release of 2015 The Force Awakens, and returned to her Star Wars roots for Star Wars Episode 8,
set to be released in December 2017.
“The anticipation is going to be off the charts, given that they did finish that already. So as far as I know that’s going to be the last piece of film that we’re going to see the living Carrie Fisher performing in.”

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