Family Guy cast is set to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher in two new episodes in 2017. The world mourned the death of the actress, who was 60. Fisher suffered a massive heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
While the show is known to be all sorts of fun and comedy, Family Guy is set to honor Fisher’s memory by airing two episodes which she completed working on before her tragic death.
Family Guy cast: Carrie Fisher and her role as Angela
According to a report from TV Line, Fisher played the role of Angela, a brewery supervisor to Peter Griffin (voiced by series creator Seth McFarlane).
Interestingly, the actress of Star Wars fame has appeared in 20 episodes since the role was created back in 2005. She voiced the character most recently in the show’s episode which aired last Dec. 4.
As of this writing, the premiere dates of the episodes have yet to be announced.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 28, 2016
Family Guy cast will miss Carrie Fisher immensely
Show creator McFarlane took to Twitter to pay his respects to Fisher, saying how much the cast and crew of the show will miss her. In a statement, he said how Fisher was so “smart, funny, talented, surprising” who was always “a hell of a fun time to be around.”
Apart from the FOX comedy show, Fisher appeared on many memorable episodes of comedy shows like 30 Rock, starring opposite Tina Fey.
In addition to her appearance on Family Guy, Fisher had also completed filming for her role on Star Wars: Episode VIII, reprising her role as the iconic Princess Leia Organa. The movie is slated for a Dec. 15, 2017 release.
Fisher will also appear in one episode of the upcoming third series of Amazon UK’s Catastrophe. She was filming for the show when she had a heart attack that led to her death.
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016