Carrie Fisher, the talented actress and writer who shot to international fame as Princess Leia in Star Wars has died aged 60 years old.
Fisher suffered a massive heart attack last week on Friday while on a flight to LA from London and never recovered from it. She passed away on Tuesday morning local time in Los Angeles.
The actress’ mother, Debbie Reynolds, took to Facebook to share her grief and thank the fans for their support.
“Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” 84-year-old Reynolds wrote.
“I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”
Fisher’s 24 year old daughter Billie Lourde released a statement through her spokesperson saying her mum died on Tuesday 9:00am.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55am this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” the statement read.
Celebrity news website TMZ reports that Fisher was unresponsive from the time she suffered the massive heart attack on the United Airlines flight to the time she died. Although reports said she was in a “stable” condition the reality was her condition did not improve.
Before her death, the actress got a chance to film scenes for the upcoming Star Wars VIII movie so fans will get a chance to see her reprise her Princess Leia role once again.
Star Wars creator George Lucas shared a statement today on the movie’s official site singing Fisher’s praises as being a truly gifted actress.
“Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess – feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all.” – George Lucas
RIP Carrie Fisher- thank you for being our princess.
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