Carrie Fisher Wins a Posthumous Grammy Award

Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, who passed away in 2016, has added one more item to her list of accomplishments: a Grammy Award.

Her win for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audio recording of her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist, was announced Sunday ahead of the Grammy Awards telecast. Fisher was previously nominated in that category for the recording of her 2008 Wishful Drinking.

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Her daughter Billie Lourd celebrated the win on Instagram, writing, "Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together. I wish she was here to carry me down the red carpet in some bizarre floral ensemble but instead we’ll celebrate in true Carrie style: in bed in front of the TV over cold Coca Colas and warm e cigs. I’m beyond proud."

Fisher, who returned to the role of Leia Organa for 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its sequel The Last Jedi, famously revealed in The Princess Diarist that she had an affair with Harrison Ford during production of the franchise-launching 1977 film. “It’s been 40 years,” Fisher said before the book's release. “I didn’t say anything to anybody for years but it’s not like anyone’s deeply affected by it anymore.”

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Fisher passed away Dec. 27, 2016, at age 60, a week after she suffered a massive heart attack on an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died Dec. 28. They were buried together at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, with Fisher’s ashes placed in a large porcelain urn designed to resemble a Prozac pill, an antique from the 1950s that her brother Todd Fisher called one of her “prized possessions.”

An acclaimed writer, humorist and script doctor, Fisher had completed filming her role in director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi by the time of her death, and no changes were made to reflect her passing. It’s unknown how Episode IX, set for release in 2019, will address her loss.

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