Hollywood and people in general are mourning yet again. Just days after the passing of pop icon George Michael, another icon in her own right has died, beloved “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher. She was 60.
Noted for bringing Princess Leia Organa to life in the “Star Wars” franchise, Fisher first worried the world on Friday, December 23, when she suffered a heart attack on a plane ride from London to Los Angeles. Following landing in LA, the actress was rushed to a nearby hospital and was reported to be in “stable condition” by her mother, fellow famed actress Debbie Reynolds, on Twitter. She posted, “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.”
Sadly, Carrie Fisher died today.
In a statement released by Simon Hall, family spokesperson, on behalf of Fisher’s only daughter, Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, 24, the news was confirmed. The statement read, “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Outside of the “Star Wars” franchise, Fisher played in countless films and television shows stapling her as a no holds barred woman openly expressing her thoughts and wisdom on body shaming, mental illness, aging in Hollywood, and more. Her now iconic quotes will live on forever as will the legacy she leaves behind. Thoughts and prayers to Carrie Fisher’s loved ones during this difficult time.
Fisher leaves behind her mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, brother Todd Fisher, half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, and French bulldog, Gary.
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