So sad about Carrie. I am glad that I got the chance to see her in Anaheim. She is a class act and great with the fans and a “real” person. 2016 has been very rough. The list put out earlier was missing Glenn Frey and Alan Thicke. So many shockers and it reminds us how delicate life is, and hopefully we will remember that before we do or not do things that we could later regret. Carrie will always have a place in my heart because of her role in Star Wars and how much it affected my childhood and the rest of my life. I still hold onto that sense of wonder and excitement and belief in the supernatural, even though in my head I know they were make believe.
As a side note, I have been thinking about how this might affect the movies. I don’t know what is going to happen in Episode 8, but I hope she was a big part of it, and that in Episode 9, they can keep her in the story in the way that Luke Skywalker was in Episode 7. Talk about her and keep her as a major part of the story, but she won’t have any screen time unless it is a brief CGI cameo or if they can reuse some that was meant for 8. I don’t want them to rewrite the originally intended story for 8 or 9, unless it make it better and would have happened regardless.