On Dec. 27, a spokesperson for the Fisher family announced to People that, tragically, iconic actor, writer, and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher has died at age 60. Undoubtedly, a number of her fans are wondering today how to stream the original Star Wars trilogy to pay tribute to her iconic role in the franchise that affected countless people, not just as the Princess of Alderaan but her later reprisal of her role as a General of the Resistance. As of April 2015, the original Star Wars films, including A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi are available to stream for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.
Beyond the role of Leia that Fisher was so well-known for, she played imperative roles both in script writing in Hollywood and in advocating for mental health. Throughout the '90s, she script-doctored now famous films including Hook, Sister Act, Lethal Weapon 3, and The Wedding Singer, and even lent her Star Wars savvy to helping with the scripts for the later prequels. She used her spot in the public eye to help lift mental health stigma by sharing publicly her struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. She went on to publish three novels, including Postcards from the Edge, Surrender the Pink, and Delusions of Grandma; her autobiography The Princess Diarist came out just this year.
A lot of fans today will take comfort in remembering Fisher for Princess Leia, the role she was most known for — but should also take note that her influence, knowledge, and care for other people went far beyond that particular galaxy, and we were pretty damn lucky to have her in ours.