Carrie Fisher received her first Grammy Award on Sunday night. The late actress won the honor for Best Spoken Word Album for her memoir, The Princess Diarist. The Twitter page of the Recording Academy shared the news with the announcement, “Congrats Best Spoken Word Album – ‘The Princess Diarist.'”
In November of 2016, Carrie released a collection of journal entries that she wrote during the filming of 1977’s Star Wars, the original movie to kick off the tremendously successful franchise, a series which has had a significant influence on popular culture.
As you may know, in December of 2016, Carrie died at the age of 60-years-old after suffering a heart attack.
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) January 28, 2018
Since her death, other Hollywood stars have commemorated her publicly including Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi, who featured a short memorial during the premiere of the new movie.
After Carrie won the award, her daughter, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram tonight to discuss her mother’s memoirs. Billie wrote that her journal was the last professional thing she had completed before her passing.
Lourd wrote she is “beyond proud” to announce the news and will celebrate by smoking an e-cigarette while enjoying Coca-Colas, just like her mother would.
Back on the 27th of December, 2016, Simon Halls, who serves as the family’s spokesperson, wrote on behalf of Lourd that Carrie had died. The man said it was “with deep sadness” that they confirmed the news of her passing.
Carrie is considered by many as playing an important role in discussing mental health and substance abuse issues, things which she struggled with throughout her life. She revealed that doctors diagnosed her with bipolar disorder when she was just 24-years-old.