Ed Sheeran has evolved into one of today’s most famous musicians.
A massive fan base has been established worldwide by the singer-songwriter behind hits such as “Thinking Out Loud” and “Shape of You”.
But how many devoted fans of Sheeran know that the pop star is connected to Carrie Fisher, the symbol of Star Wars? The specifics of this unlikely pairing are here.
Most Carrie Fisher and Ed Sheeran fans have no idea that they’re related.
Sheeran and Fisher have little in particular in common at first glance.
Sheeran is, after all, a phenomenon of English pop, known for his romantic ballads and bestselling albums.
And Fisher, who passed away in 2016, was part of the Royalty of Hollywood.
In her own right, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher became a film icon for her appearance in the Star Wars saga as Leia Organa.
This film sequence, theoretically, already links the two actors.
Finally, in the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Sheeran has officially made a hidden cameo appearance.
A posthumous appearance by Fisher is featured in the film, using archival footage.
However, she and Sheeran have a much more intimate relation as well.
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The ‘Star Wars’ actor and the pop singer were related to another singer.
As much as the personal life of Fisher has made headlines in recent years, it is actually the singer James Blunt who ties the legend of “Star Wars” with Sheeran.
Blunt became friends with Fisher early in his career. In reality, while working on his 2004 Back to Bedlam album, the singer spent a lot of time at Fisher’s place. They named Fisher his godmother when he and his wife, Sofia Wellesley, had their first son.
A long-standing relationship also exists between Blunt and Sheeran.
And Sheeran confirmed to The Sun in 2017 that he was appointed godfather to their child by Blunt and Wellesley. “James is like a brother to me,” Sheeran said at the time. “To be honest, I think he only did it because he knows I have a good idea of what kind of person he wants to be when he grows up – an absolute boy.”
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Earlier, James Blunt shared his sorrow over the death of Fisher.
Although Sheeran remains close friends with the family of Blunt, the death of Fisher in 2016 means that, unfortunately, she will never meet her godson.
And that’s the fact that in the months following Fisher’s death, Blunt – perhaps still best known for his 2005 hit “You’re Beautiful” – spoke openly about it.
“The saddest thing is that my son will never know someone I thought was a very special person,” said the singer (via Hello! magazine) in The Sunday Times.
Fisher was my mother from America and a true inspiration.
Fisher’s legacy is definitely wonderful, as is her memory.
A daughter, Billie Lourd, who made her own film debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is left behind by the actor. In 2020, Lourd gave birth to her first child, son Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell.