Carrie Fisher passes away, aged 60

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. The actress passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 27), following a heart attack on the plane while flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday (Dec. 23).

Family spokesperson, Simon Halls, released a statement to HELLO! on behalf of the late movie star’s only child, 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,” the statement read. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”Carrie went into cardiac arrest on Friday, December 23, while on board a flight from London to Los Angeles. On Christmas Day, film star.

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Carrie went into cardiac arrest on Dec. 23 while on board a transatlantic flight. On Christmas Day, film star Debbie Reynolds took to Twitter to share an update on her daughter’s condition,tweeting, "Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.”

At that time, The Princess Diarist author's brother Todd spoke about his sister's condition, telling Variety: "We have to wait and be patient. We have so little information ourselves. She's in the intensive care unit and everybody's praying for her. There's nothing new from the doctors. There's nothing new at all. … There's no good news or bad news."

Carrie and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

The much loved star played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977 –1983, alongside Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, later reprising the role in 2015, staring in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Carrie starred in many popular films during her life, including When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and Hannah and her Sisters. In 2000, she appeared in Scream 3, playing an actress who was mistaken for Carrie Fisher.

She is survived by her mother Debbie and daughter Billie, as well as her half-siblings Todd, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

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