Actress Carrie Fisher, who was known for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died at 60 following a heart attack last week.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher’s family, said in a statement to People.
Carrie was on ventilator after she suffered a heart attack aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight 15 minutes prior to landing.
It is reported that a medic onboard performed CPR on the actress until paramedics arrived to take her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.
The best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter/script doctor’s death devastated many, sending them into mourning.
— Jameson Brown (@JamesonGBrown) December 27, 2016
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— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) December 27, 2016
Rest In Peace, Carrie Fisher. You held on longer than many could. It’s a shame how many times we’ve had to say Rest In Peace this year.
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— Rob Dyke (@TheRobDyke) December 27, 2016
Oh for God’s sake what is WRONG with this year!?! My love to Carrie Fisher and her family. May The Force Be With You Carrie, RIP. xx
— Eugene Michael Simon (@Eugene_Simon) December 27, 2016
Oh no we lost Carrie Fisher too. She was so funny and full of life. Rip. Condolences to her family and friends. We’ll miss her too.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) December 27, 2016
No. No. Fuck this shit. Carrie Fisher is a fucking legend and this is bullshit.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
Daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, the actress made her Broadway debut as a teenager in Irene. Throughout her career, she was open about her struggles bipolar disorder and drug use.