It is with great sadness that it must be reported that actress Carrie Fisher, loved by millions of fans and best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, has died today after suffering a heart attack on an international flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, December 23rd, 2016.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, released the following statement through a family representative today, “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The daughter of the well known Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo alongside Warren Beatty, and at only 19, Fisher co-starred in the role that made her famous throughout the galaxy in George Lucas’s 1977 Star Wars.
Admirers around the world along with millions of Star Wars fans will greatly mourn and miss the witty and talented actress, while being thankful for her portrayal of the strong willed and beautiful princess who helped save the Galaxy!
Farewell princess, we shall not forget you!