Actress Carrie Fisher, who charmed the world playing Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, has died following a massive heart attack. She was 60.
In a statement to People Magazine, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd confirmed the news: “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.”
The iconic Star Wars actress had been in critical care as of Friday night, when she was removed from a plane by paramedics after going into cardiac arrest.
Outside of her role as Princess Leia, Fisher had a vibrant career as an actress and author. She did uncredited work on a variety of movie scripts including Sister Act and The Wedding Singer. She even popped up in a few video games, including several Star Wars titles and the 2012 stealth hit Dishonored.