Carrie Fisher dead at 60

Iconic Star Wars actress dies days after suffering cardiac arrest on flight

Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 60.

Fisher went into cardiac arrest Friday, December 23 while flying from London to Los Angeles. She was rushed to a nearby medical centre upon landing and treated for a heart attack.

Simon Halls, a family spokesperson, confirmed the news to Entertainment and People magazine with a 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,” 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.”