Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher is dead at age 60. The actress and writer suffered a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to LAX, and went into cardiac arrest. Days later, she was declared dead.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning."Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa/Skywalker in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy - a role she had recently reprised for the smash hit sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017.
Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, to a singer father and actress mother, making show business a natural progression for her.
She made her movie debut in the Warren Beatty/Goldie Hawn 1975 comedy, Shampoo, before breaking into stardom with Star Wars in 1977 as Princess Leia - a role that would carry her through the '80s as the Star Wars trilogy became a worldwide phenomenon.
Her written work recently thrust her into limelight again, when her recent memoir, The Princess Diarist, surprising details of her life - such as a brief affair with co-star Harrison Ford, who made a tweet concerning her heath:I'm shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend @carrieffisher. Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends.— Harrison Ford ✈️ (@HarrisonFordLA) December 25, 2016
"I'm shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend, Ford said in the statement. Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends."She is a frank and fearless author who would use her own personal struggles with things like drugs and bi-polar disorder as means of creating discourse and helping others.
If that wasn't enough, she was also a playwright and performer, as well as a script writer/doctor, who even helped George Lucas with projects like Young Indiana Jones and the Star Wars Prequels.
R.I.P. Carrie Frances Fisher; October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016.
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