Carrie Fisher tragically passed away in late 2016, but the Star Wars icon just won a Grammy more than a year after her death. Fisher was nominated posthumously for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her narration of her autobiography, The Princess Diarist. On Sunday, the Recording Academy announced that Fisher had won the award.
Her daughter, Billie Lourd, celebrated the night with a tear-jerking throwback of her late mom. "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," she wrote on Instagram.
Fisher, who died on Dec. 27, 2016, after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles, received the Grammy nomination in November 2017, almost a full year after her death.
The Princess Diarist, Fisher’s autobiography, was published on Nov. 22, 2016. The memoir revisits the journals that Fisher kept while filming the first Star Wars movie, revealing behind-the-scenes info about the cast, including the secret relationship between Fisher and co-star Harrison Ford.
The actress recorded the memoir with her daughter Billie Lourd, recounting passages from her unearthed diaries on the now Grammy-winning spoken word album.
We couldn't be more proud.