Carrie Fisher, the actress who portrayed the iconic heroine Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movies, has passed away at the age of 60. Her tragic passing comes less than a week after suffering a heart attack while on a flight to Los Angeles.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher's family, said in a statement to People.
This pass Friday, Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a plane that was 15-minutes away from landing in Los Angeles. An EMT on board worked on the actress prior to landing, and paramedics performed CPR for 15-minutes before taking her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.
The daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, Carrie made her big screen debut in 1975's Shampoo before rocketing to super stardom in George Lucas' 1977 blockbuster Star Wars. She would go on to play the role in four subsequent sequels, including next year's Star Wars: Episode VIII from director Rian Johnson.
Carrie also appeared in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally and Fanboys.
She was also the writer of four popular novels.
Our thoughts are with Carrie's friends and family during this very trying time!
Rest in Peace, Princess! You will be missed!
Source: Rolling Stone
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