Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016 at age 60, was posthumously awarded with her first Grammy Award on Sunday’s show.


The late Star Wars actress earned the honor for her narration of her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist. The book gave a personal look at Fisher’s life while filming the first Star Wars film in 1977, and included that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair. Fisher beat out Neil Degrasse TysonBruce SpringsteenShelly PeikenBernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for the Grammy.

Tyson was up for Astrophysics For People in a Hurry, Springsteen for Born to Run, Peiken for Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, and Sanders and Ruffalo for Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Fisher had been nominated in the same category, best spoken word album, in 2009 for her first memoir, Wishful Drinking, which she did not win.

The actress died Dec. 27, 2016, four days after having a heart attack on a plane from London to Los Angeles. A coroner eventually determined her death to be from sleep apnea and a combination of factors, including drug use. The Princess Diarist was released just five weeks before her untimely death.

Fisher has been nominated for several posthumous awards, including for an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy for Catastrophe. The Grammy is Fisher’s first posthumous win.

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. @recordingacademy🙏🏼,” wrote Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd on Instagram.

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