After suffering a heart attack aboard a plane Friday, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher has died.
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. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher. She rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies. Over the years, she starred in many other movies including “Soap Dish,” “The Blues Brothers,” and “When Harry met Sally.”
She reportedly died at the hospital where she was transported Friday after going into cardiac arrest.
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
R.I.P Carrie Fisher at 60. (1956-2016) pic.twitter.com/awv89po7G0
— Matthew Santoro (@MatthewSantoro) December 27, 2016