Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

The actress was known for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia
ByDeepa NarwaniWednesday , 28 December 2016
Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60
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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, has died after suffering a heart attack, according to reports. She was 60.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd that 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.”

Reportedly, Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on December 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital.

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