Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

Carrie Fisher Dies After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Carrie Fisher, otherwise known as Princess Leia Organa on Star Wars, has died after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

The 60-year-old actress was reported to be in stable condition just days ago.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on Fisher’s passing on behalf of her daughter Billie Lourd, obtained by People magazine:

“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 Star Wars actress was on a United Airlines flight approaching Los Angeles on Friday when became ill. Fisher was transported off of the flight to a hospital from Los Angeles International Airport, said a source to CNN.

A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told CNN “LAFD responded to LAX gate 74 for patient on inbound flight in cardiac arrest.”

“Paramedics standing by upon arrival provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported patient to local hospital.”

Photo: Jackie Brown/Splash News

Fans quickly took to Twitter to share their condolences for the famed actress.

Daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher, Fisher was brought up in a world of film, theater and television.

Back in November Fisher did an interview with the Rolling Stone and was asked if she fears death.

“No. I fear dying. Anything with pain associated with it, I don’t like. I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I’d want someone like me around. And I will be there!”

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