On December 27th, 2016 the world says farewell to “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher.
The 60 year-old actress and author died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday morning. Just days before, she suffered from a massive heart attack while on board a flight from London to LA.
Her family spokesman Simon Halls released 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. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, to Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
She was a beloved actress and author who was best known for portraying Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films. More recently she was promoting her latest memoir.
Robert A. Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company made the following statement, “Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today."