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 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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
From The Washington Post:
Fisher was a Hollywood princess born to Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, two of the biggest stars of the 1950s. She played the iconic Princess Leia in “Star Wars” films and later wrote books about her fight against drug and alcohol addiction. She died Tuesday, her daughter’s publicist said, after suffering an apparent heart attack Dec. 23 on a flight between London and Los Angeles.