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Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

The Star Wars actress had suffered from a heart attack

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 28 Dec 2016

Carrie Fisher dies
Photo: 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm

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


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