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'Star Wars' Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise, has died. She was 60.

Fisher, who had been in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, died Tuesday.

She went into cardiac arrest 15 minutes before her plane landed at LAX. She was reported to be in "stable condition" at the hospital. However, she never regained conciousness.

Speaking on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, a family spokesman Simon Halls made the somber announcement.

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

Fisher landed the role of Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie when she was just 19.

Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, has released a statement as well.

"Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless," he said. "She lived her life, bravely. My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her."

Fisher recently revealed in her memoir, 'The Princess Diarist', that she and Ford had an affair while filming the first 'Star Wars'.

Mark Hamill, who played her brother in the 'Star Wars' saga, simply said:


She is survived by her daughter, her mother, her brother Todd, and her half-sisters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

December 27, 2016 |

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