Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She was 60.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher’s family, said in a statement to People Magazine.
Fisher suffered a heart attack last week aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight 15 minutes prior to landing. A medic onboard performed CPR on the actress until paramedics arrived to take her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.
Best known for her work in the Star Wars franchise, Fisher will forever be remembered by fans for her iconic role as Princess Leia. An actor and writer, Fisher was in the middle of a book tour for her latest memoir The Princess Diarist when she passed away. Fisher is survived by her daughter, Lourd, who had a role alongside her mother in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
RIP Carrie Fisher, you were a goddamn legend and you will be remembered as such. pic.twitter.com/FeEZp0rxtv
— Colt of Personality! (@ToonKriticY2K) December 27, 2016
2016 can screw