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Carrie Fisher Grammy Awarded Posthumously for Spoken Word Album

Carrie Fisher Grammy Awarded Posthumously for Spoken Word Album

Carrie Fisher does an interview during the Graham Norton Show on July 12, 2016. It was her last. (Ian West/Press Association via AP)

By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 02:22 PM

Carrie Fisher won a posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday night for Best Spoken Word Album for her narration of the memoir "The Princess Diarist," which was released just weeks before she died in December 2016. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Shely Peiken, Bruce Springsteen, Bernie Sanders, and Mark Ruffalo also were nominated in the category.

"The Princess Diarist" described Fisher’s experiences making the first "Star Wars" movie in the 1970s when she first portrayed Princess Leia. The memoir was based in part on Fisher’s diaries from the time as well as recollections and commentary decades after those experiences.

When the memoir was first published, it attracted attention and controversy for some of the details it revealed, such as an on-set affair between Fisher and Harrison Ford, who was married at the time.

The award was presented as part of the Grammys preshow ceremony.

The heart attack that led to Fisher’s death happened on an airplane as she returned from a European book tour for the memoir. The 60-year-old actress died four days later in Los Angeles, and the medical examiner said sleep apnea and other factors also contributed to her death.

Fisher was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for another book, “Wishful Drinking,” but she did not win at that time.

Twitter users took the occasion to tweet about how much Fisher is still missed by fans.

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Carrie Fisher posthumously won a Grammy Award on Sunday night for Best Spoken Word Album for her narration of her memoir "The Princess Diarist."
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