Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dies At 60
Carrie Fisher, famously known for starring in George Lucas‘ original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 60.
Fisher had a heart attack during a flight traveling from London to Los Angeles this past Friday. Once the plane landed she was taken to UCLA Medical Center. She ultimately passed away from the heart attack earlier today.
“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 said in a statement to People. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was beloved for her iconic portrayal as Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan in the Star Wars trilogy. Following that she led a successful career as a screenwriter and author.
Fisher had just released her memoir The Princess Diarist back in late November. The book is based on diaries she kept as a young woman during her time starring in the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Princess Diarist served as Fisher’s third memoir, in addition to four novels and a one woman Broadway show.
Fisher is survived by her mom Reynolds, daughter Lourd and beloved French bulldog, Gary. We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.