Saturday 20 July, 2019

Carrie Fisher dies days after heart attack

Carrie Fisher is dead.

The actress, best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, died after suffering a heart attack.

She was 60.

Fisher's death was confirmed by family spokesman Simon Halls who 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,” the statement said.

“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher suffered a heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles on December 23.

Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack.

Fisher was on a publicity tour for her new book, "The Princess Diarist."

The book recently made headlines because she wrote about having an affair with co-star Harrison Ford while shooting the original 'Star Wars' movies.

 

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