Drugs and mental illness may have helped kill Carrie Fisher after a tumultuous life in the public spotlight, but the real-life “Princess Leia” shouldn’t have been worried about money.
The “Star Wars” star’s personal assets were $6.8 million at the time of her death, according to court papers filed by the proposed executor of her will.
The petitioner, Dennis King, filed the documents in Los Angeles Superior Court along with a copy of the actress’ will, which asks that the residue of the estate be made part of the Carrie Fisher Living Trust. King is the trustee of the trust and the instrument’s beneficiary is Fisher’s daughter, 25-year-old actress Billie Catherine Lourd.
It was Lourd who blamed a lifetime of drug dependency and mental health issues for the death of her mother two days after Christmas last year at the age of 60. Fisher’s mother, film legend Debbie Reynolds, died two days later at 84.
Fisher’s sometimes chaotic life as the daughter of two famed parents — Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher — was described by Carrie Fisher in a book called “Postcards from the Edge” that was made into a fictionalized movie version.
Carrie Fisher had often had a difficult relationship with her mother, but the two had become quite close before both of them died. Eddie Fisher was described by his daughter as also being dependent on drugs
The breakup of Carrie Fisher’s parents when Eddie Fisher left Reynolds for screen star Elizabeth Taylor was world-wide news for weeks.
Carrie Fishere’s will, created Jan. 15, 2016, states that the executor is authorized to pay the estate’s federal, state and inheritance taxes and to use his discretion regarding the preliminary and final distribution of property. The court papers estimating the value of her estate were filed Tuesday.
The trust belongings include a 100 percent interest in both Carrie Fisher Properties LLC and Carrie Fisher Online LLC; a life insurance policy with Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co.; rights of publicity related to the use of her name; residuals from her film works and performances; future rights to patents and trademarks; plus jewelry, artwork and a 2016 Tesla Model S P90D, which typically sells for more than $100,000.
— Staff and wire reports