Carrie Fisher, most known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars films, has died at the age of 60.
The actress suffered a heart attack on Friday December 23 while in transit from London to Los Angeles and had been in the hospital since. According to reports, Fisher suffered what doctors are calling a “cardiac event.”
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” a family spokesperson said in a statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The beloved actress, who struggled with substance abuse for years, also starred in The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe and in the 1989 classic, When Harry Met Sally.
Several celebrities and fans took to social media expressing their shock following Fisher’s tragic passing, including Bette Midler and Billy Dee Williams.
Fisher, who was the daughter of the pop singer Eddie Fisher, is survived by her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds and daughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Catherine Lourd.
Ciara Defends #LevelUp Post After Getting Blasted By All The Single Ladies
Ciara got blasted by a slew of fans over the weekend after sharing a video singling out the singles.
On Saturday, the mother of two posted a video of Pastor John Gray suggesting “a wife is not the presence of a ring, but it is the presence of your character.”
In the clip, Gray, who has been known to make homophobic comments on social media, preached, “Too many women wanna be married, but you’re walking in the spirit of ‘girlfriend.’ When you carry yourself like a wife, a husband will find you.”
Cici captioned the video, “#LevelUp.”
The post offended a slew of single women, who claimed it was a complete dig towards women who have not tied the knot. Many people also blasted the star for forgetting about her own personal woes with ex-fiancé and baby daddy, Future.
Following the backlash, the singer, who is now married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, seemingly defended her message by explaining what she went through years ago. “I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices,” she wrote on Twitter.
She explained, “I was a single mom sitting at home, and I then realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and as a woman. That’s when I realized married or not married… I needed to love myself. #LevelUp.”
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