Star Wars star and brilliant writer Carrie Fisher died December 27th.
Since Carrie Fisher knew she would be missed, she put a bit of thought into her own obituary.
In her memoir Wishful Drinking, Carrie details exactly what she’d like people to report after her death and it all came from George Lucas’ odd opinions on underwear.
When first filming Star Wars, Fisher arrived on set in her costume and George Lucas insisted she wasn’t allowed to wear a bra under her dress. When Carrie asked why, he said “There’s no underwear in space.”
Though George had not visited alien lands, let alone their lingerie stores, he insisted. George felt that in space you’d be weightless and your body would expand. But, your bra wouldn’t expand with you “so you get strangled by your own bra.”
Perhaps George isn’t aware that bras aren’t strapped around your neck. Plus, if your ribcage expanded so much that your bra would be restricting, I assume your lungs would just explode at that point, with or without boob holders.
But Carrie loved this bizarre idea of death by lingerie. So, she insisted that no matter how she died her obituary should read as follows:
“She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.”