Carrie Fisher had affairs with both David Bowie and Freddie Mercury as a teen, new book claims
The 'Star Wars' actress was training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London when she allegedly developed relationships with both Bowie and Mercury in the 70s
An upcoming biography of late actress Carrie Fisher claims that she had affairs with both David Bowie and Freddie Mercury when she was only a teenager. It also says that the star, who died aged 60 on December 27, 2016, was introduced to the pair via Mick Jagger, reports said.
According to the book, Jagger invited Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds to a party, where the Rolling Stones frontman introduced the teen Fisher to the two men. The book, authored by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, is titled 'Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell', and will be published in the UK next month.
As per the two film historians, the late 'Star Wars' actress was training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London when she allegedly developed relationships with both Bowie and Mercury in the year 1973.
The biography also claims that Fisher, at the time, thought that Bowie, who was married to then-wife Angie Barnett, “had made the world a better place for rebels, oddballs, and misfits like me.” She had also apparently told one of her friends that Bowie “seemed to survive for days on brain-sizzling cocaine, drinking only milk for nourishment.”
She added, “Some nights were torture for him as he sank into a cocaine pit of hell… He could be ruthless, mean, jealous. At other times, he conquered his demons and could be sweet and tender, wanting and needing love.” According to the book, Bowie later told her, “I’m adored by millions of fans, but I feel at times like I’m all by myself out there on the edge of a cliff that is slowly giving way.”
Porter, who is quite well known in Hollywood circles, claims in the book that Fisher's friend, in whom she confided most of her inner thoughts, was Joan Hackett, who he had a conversation with before she died in 1983.
While talking to her friend, Fisher confessed to having taken drugs with the famous musician, but she also added that “I have no-one to blame but myself for my future addiction, but he certainly led me to the water to drink.”
Not only Bowie, but Porter and Prince's new book also has made claims that the beloved 'Princess Leia' was also involved in an alleged affair with Queen frontman Mercury. They wrote, “In addition to an endless parade of boys and young men on the side, Mercury occasionally seduced a young woman and had a long-time relationship with Mary Austin… Carrie said she didn’t want to interfere with his ongoing love affair, but he dismissed her concerns.”
Back in the late 1970s, Mercury did acknowledge that he had an affair with a male American record executive at Elektra Records, but he never mentioned his affair with Fisher anywhere. According to the biography, Mercury told Fisher during their romance, “A bloke like me needs extra”.
Fisher died in December 2016, four days after suffering from a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles. At the time, the coroner's office said “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” contributed to her death. Exactly a day later, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also died of a broken heart.
However, Todd Fisher, the late 'Star Wars' actress' brother claims that their mother did not really die of a broken heart, instead, she willed herself to die after the loss of her beloved daughter in such a sudden manner. In his book, titled 'My Girls: A Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie', Todd revealed that his mother couldn't bear the thought of "Carrie being alone" and before passing away, she said, “I want to be with Carrie.”
“The common theory about Mom’s passing was that, after losing Carrie, Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart. Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth — that’s simply not true,” Fisher writes. “Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone.”