‘Star Wars’ Legend Carrie Fisher Has Died At 60

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
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This year has been a tragic one for celebrity deaths. Just after the loss of the iconic George Michael, 2016 has stolen our beloved Princess Leia a mere two weeks after Rogue One premiered. Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress, has died at the age of 60 after suffering from a massive heart attack.

On Friday, the actress suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was rushed to a hospital upon landing and placed in the intensive care unit. On Monday, Debbie Reynolds, the actress’ mother, reported that she was finally stable condition. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse, and Fisher passed on Tuesday morning.

A spokes person for Fisher’s family released a statement to People on behalf of Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher was best known for her work in the Star Wars franchise as the iconic Princess Leia. In addition to her acting career, Fisher was a writer in the middle of a book tour for her memoir The Princess Diarist. She also penned the book and screenplay Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking, which she later turned into a one-woman show.

Fisher is survived by her daughter, Lourd, who played a role alongside Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

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