A LOOK BACK: 1-on-1 with Carrie Fisher in Dayton

FILE - Actress Carrie Fisher is seen in an interview with WRGT in April 2012. (WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WRGT) - As the world mourns the death of Carrie Fisher, we look back to 2012 when the "Star Wars" star visited the Miami Valley.

Fisher, who died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack aboard a plane, was in Dayton in April 2012 to promote her show "Wishful Drinking."

"I'm not the first person to say I was in a mental hospital. I'm the second one. But if it's out there, I'm going to put out my version," Fisher said then.

The daughter of Hollywood legends Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Carrie became a megastar playing Princess Leia when she was 19.

Carrie Fisher openly shared her story of struggling with mental illness and became an advocate of treatment for mental illness.

She was always best known, though, for her role in the "Star Wars" trilogy. She was asked if she was OK with the connection to a role she had played decades earlier.

"What if I said no? We'd be in trouble. So, yes. I am tired of being asked if it annoys you. This answer is in the question," Fisher said during our 2012 interview.

Her funny and candid comments were what made the show she was promoting. Fisher shared stories we can relate to.

"Almost anything with women. When I say as you get older, the pickin' get slimmer, but people sure don't. I know women know what I'm talking about," she said.

Fisher said she hoped her tales would help other people feel better about their lives.

"When some of the things I talk about are beyond not funny. So, that is what I do best, take something that is not funny and make it funny. That's the best kind of therapy there is," Fisher said.

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