Carrie Fisher, the actress who is best known for her role as 'Princess Leia' in the original, and most recent, Star Wars films has passed away after suffering a heart attack last week. She was 60 years old.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to People 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,” reads the statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Lourd. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The actress was flying from London to LAX when she went into cardiac arrest last Friday. The incident occured 15 minutes before the plane landed at LAX and when flight attendants asked if anyone on the flight was a medical professional an EMT in the flight stepped forward and began administering life-saving measure. The plane landed at approximately noon where Fisher was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers to her friends, family and fans. May the force be with you, Carrie.
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