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Carrie Fisher posthumously wins her first Grammy award

Carrie Fisher scored a posthumous Grammy Sunday with a win for Best Spoken Word Album.

The late “Star Wars” actress, who died in December 2016 at 60, earned the prize at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for narrating her 2016 memoir “The Princess Diarist.”

The book gave readers an intimate look at Fisher’s life while filming the very first “Star Wars” movie — including the bombshell confession of her affair with co-star Harrison Ford.

Fisher beat out Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Shelly Peiken and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffal.

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This was the actress’ second Grammy nomination; she was nominated in the same category in 2009 for her other memoir, “Wishful Drinking.”

Fisher died Dec. 27, 2016, four days after going into cardiac arest onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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A coroner eventually determined the actress and author died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, including drug use.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, celebrated her mother on social media after the win.

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“Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together,” she wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

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