Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies Of Heart Attack At 60

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Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. According to PEOPLE online, family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. The statement reads:

“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.”

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Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital.

May her soul rest in peace.