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Carrie Fisher posthumously wins Grammy award

The late actress Carrie Fisher was honored with a posthumous Grammy Award – her first – Sunday.

The late actress Carrie Fisher beat out Bruce Springsteen, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Shelly Peiken and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for best spoken word album at the Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

She picked up the win during a ceremony held in the hours before the official kickoff of this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

Fisher beat out Bruce Springsteen, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Shelly Peike, Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for best spoken word album for “The Princess Diarist.”

She had been nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for her memoir, “Wishful Drinking.’ Her posthumous win is her first Grammy.

“The Princess Diarist” is based on the diaries Fisher kept when she was filing the first “Star Wars” movie.

“CONGRATULATIONS to my #GRAMMY-winning #SpaceSis!!! #AlwaysWithUs #AlwaysAWinner #CarrieOnFOREVER,” Mark Hamill tweeted.

Fisher died in 2016, several days after going into cardiac arrest while on a flight. Her mother died just one day after her death.

The full list of Grammy Awards is available here.