Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at age 60, her family announced on Tuesday, days after she suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from the London to Los Angeles, People is reporting. Fisher was 60 years old.
Fisher, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, rose to fame as Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ film franchise.
CNN reports that as Fisher’s flight approached Los Angeles International Airport last Friday, she became ill. Passengers reported rushed to aid. She was later taken to a local hospital and placed in intensive care.
Tributes are pouring in for Carrie Fisher:
Brilliant and honest… RIP https://t.co/du8HZ6FT6Z
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was part of my childhood. "Princess Leia" was a daring, timeless beauty. She was a light Carrie Fisher reflected flawlessly.
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) December 27, 2016
A brave lady. On and off screen. May she rest in peace and power. pic.twitter.com/1vfrGtZPnq
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 27, 2016
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2016
RIP #CarrieFisher. Heartbroken. Great humanitarian, author and actress.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 27, 2016
#RIP Carrie Fisher (1956-1916)
This is a truly devastating loss. pic.twitter.com/DmrBmnoe6L
— Resistance DB (@davebernstein) December 27, 2016