Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars, has passed away at age 60 after suffering a heart attack.

On Friday, Dec. 23, Fisher went into cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles. She was removed from the flight by paramedics and rushed to a hospital where she later died on Tuesday morning at 8:55am.

Fisher is the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She made her film debut in 1975 with a role in Warren Beatty’s Shampoo. 

Her iconic role as Princess Leia followed in 1977’s Star Wars. Her other big credits include The Blue’s Brothers, The Man With One Red Shoe, Hannah and Her Sisters, The ‘Burbs and When Harry Met Sally. 

Fisher was briefly married to musician Paul Simon in the early 80’s. She has one child, actress Billie Lourd, with talent agent Bryan Lourd.

Source: New York Times

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