By Nick Imholte
It is with great sadness we have to update you that Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. After suffering a “massive heart attack” on board a flight from London to LAX, the star was rushed to the hospital and until now we have been told she was in stable condition. Apparently since the incident however Fisher had not regained consciousness.
A family rep. this morning released a statement this morning saying:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
It was only last year that Fisher’s career had seen a revival by reprising her iconic role of Princess Leia, in “The Force Awakens.” She told People Magazine of reprising her role that, “I knew that something enormous was likely going to impact my life from this film and that there was absolutely no way of understanding what that was or was likely to be.”
Fisher was well-known, and very outspoken about her mental illness she struggled with through the years, to help raise awareness of the impact it can have, and also, stayed active with roles in everything from TV to video games throughout the years before stepping back into the Star Wars Universe. Carrie was currently on a book tour for her memoir The Princess Diarist when the heart attack occurred and is survived by her mom Reynolds, daughter Lourd and beloved French bulldog, Gary.