Actor and screenwriter, Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame in her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films has passed away.
Fisher’s daughter made the announcement through a family spokesman, that her mother had passed away after she suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles 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,”
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“She was loved by the world, and she will be missed profoundly.”
Her death came a month after she revealed she had a three-month love affair with her Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford 40 years ago.
Fisher’s memoir, The Princess Diarist, detailed the affair and her time working on the first Star Wars movie.
She famously gained sex symbol status when in 1983’s Return of the Jedi she wore a metallic gold bikini while enslaved by Jabba the Hutt.
Just last year she returned as Leia in Disney’s reboot of the Star Wars franchise, “The Force Awakens”.