“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher has died. She was 60 years old. The actress suffered a heart attack on a plane flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was rushed to emergency. She was previously reported to be in a stable condition.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released the following 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. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher leaves behind a legacy that goes well beyond the “Star Wars” franchise. A screenwriter, author, producer, and speaker, her various films include the likes of “Shampoo,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “The ‘Burbs,” “Appointment with Death,” “Soapdish,” “Drop Dead Fred,” “Hook,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” “Scream 3,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Heartbreakers” and “When Harry Met Sally”.
Her final onscreen work was Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” which is currently in post-production. Fisher previously indicated that no matter how she dies, all obituaries should read that her cause of death be listed as having “drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra”.