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.
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