Force with Carrie Fisher who bags Grammy for memoir

The late Carrie Fisher won for Best Spoken Word Album for The Princess Diarist, the audiobook version of her memoir which came out weeks before she died in December 2016 at 60 of a sudden cardiac arrest. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW YORK (AFP) - Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher won a Grammy (Jan 29 morning, Singapore) for her memoir, a posthumous honour for a star whose cultural impact was broad but who earned few awards.

Fisher won for Best Spoken Word Album for The Princess Diarist, the audiobook version of her memoir which came out weeks before she died in December 2016 at 60 of a sudden cardiac arrest.

The Princess Diarist made headlines thanks to her revelation that she had an affair with the married Harrison Ford after they met filming the original Star Wars in 1977.

In the cult classic film, she played Princess Leia and he was the itinerant smuggler Han Solo, who forms an unexpected relationship with her.

While Princess Leia and Star Wars became iconic parts of US film culture, Fisher received little critical recognition and was never nominated for an Oscar.

She made a final appearance on screen in the latest movie in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which came out last month.

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