Carrie Fisher, the Hollywood princess who became a galactic princess in Star Wars and later found acclaim as an author and screenwriter, has died after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday.
She was 60
Fisher’s death was confirmed in a statement released by family spokesperson Simon Halls 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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”