Mental health advocate, actor and icon, Carrie Fisher, has died at the age of 60 a spokesperson for her family has confirmed.
The actor, Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60, days after it was revealed that she had suffered a heart attack.
A family statement expressed a “very deep sadness” hours after her death. She had taken ill on a flight from London to LA on Friday.
The statement released on behalf of her family read,
“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.”
She became famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise. She also appeared in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally and Hannah and Her Sisters.
Carrie was born to actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher in 1956.