Carrie Fisher dies at age 60
The Star Wars actress had suffered from a heart attack
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. She had suffered from a heart attack on Friday, 23 December while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was removed from the flight and rushed to a hospital nearby where she passed away in the morning of 27 December 2016.
Fisher's family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of her daughter Billie Lourd.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8.55am this morning," said the statement. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
Although she was known as Princess Leia to many, Fisher was also famous for her roles in The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Hannah, Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally. Fisher was also an author of Surrender the Pink, The Princess Diarist, Wishful Drinking and Delusions of Grandma, and helped craft scripts for films like The Wedding Singer, Hook and Sister Act.
We'll still see Fisher in Star Wars: Episode VIII. According to Variety, the film finished shooting in July and is now in post-production.
Fisher is survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds, her daughter Billie, her brother Todd Fisher, her half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, and her French bulldog, Gary. Rest in peace, Carrie.
"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not." – Master Yoda
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn't. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher dedicated her platform to mental health awareness & female empowerment. She is a reason + reminder to keep up your fight. RIP— h (@halsey) December 27, 2016
Sad day this 27th... Sad news...— diego luna (@diegoluna_) December 28, 2016
SALUD POR CARRIE FISHER!!
RIP Carrie Fisher 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/xQOIUQT2h3— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher, and don't forget Richard Adams. Fine writer.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 27, 2016
There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly. pic.twitter.com/GgIeYGeMt9— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 27, 2016
The light in The Galaxy is dimmed by the loss of our Princess Leia. May The Force Be With Her!! RIP— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 27, 2016
May her soul rest in eternal peace, as we return her to the heavens, in a galaxy far, far away. pic.twitter.com/6lkgcHam0J— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 27, 2016
I am extremely sad to learn of Carrie's passing. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her friends, family & fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/DGRYQYPZgO— DARTH VADER (@isDARTHVADER) December 27, 2016
So so so sad. Thank you, Carrie Fisher. What a loss.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 27, 2016
So sad to hear about the unique Carrie Fisher. Once, at the White House, I got to tell her the story of how she accidentally saved my life.— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) December 27, 2016
Carrie fisher - great wit - great friend / one of the brightest lights has gone out . Deep condolences to Billie and Debbie pic.twitter.com/NoUQt1mq5u— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) December 27, 2016
Oh man. RIP Carrie Fisher. I thought you were the coolest.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 27, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher.— Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) December 27, 2016
Thank you for bringing a forceful space princess to our galaxy and for breaking stereotypes on and off the screen. pic.twitter.com/1lWlifkeOO
Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace.— graham norton (@grahnort) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
Known to us first as Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher was an successful actress, writer and fierce advocate. She will be missed RIP pic.twitter.com/QiXpuguTUF— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) December 27, 2016