BREAKING: Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher DEAD…

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Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement.

“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Lourd. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital.

The daughter of showbiz veteran Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher, Fisher was brought up in the sometimes tumultuous world of film, theatre and television.

Of course, Princess Leia was her iconic role, but Carrie also starred in “The Blues Brothers,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Postcards from the Edge” and many, many more.

She famously battled substance abuse throughout her life. In 2013, she was hospitalized for complications from bipolar disorder.

Carrie is survived by her daughter, Billie Lourde, her brother, Todd Fisher, and sisters Tricia and Joely Fisher.

Rest in peace young lady. Thanks for the memories…

Sources:

People

TMZ

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