‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack Aboard an Airplane
Carrie Fisher has been rushed to the hospital following a cardiac arrest.
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Carrie Fisher, most known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, has passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. She was 60.

The sad news was confirmed by family spokesman Simon Halls, who 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,” the statement read.

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

As previously reported, Fisher suffered a heart attack on Friday (Dec. 23, 2016) just 15 minutes before her flight from London was scheduled to land in Los Angeles. An EMT who happened to be on board and was able to administer CPR, while paramedics rushed the actress to a nearby hospital after the plane had landed.

Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, tweeted on Christmas Day that her daughter was “in stable condition.”

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