Carrie Fisher, iconic Star Wars actress, has diedCarrie Fisher Princess Leia Iii By Dave Daring

Carrie Fisher, iconic Star Wars actress, has died

Adding to a seemingly endless string of deaths that have shook 2016 to its core, actress Carrie Fisher has died. Best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in George Lucas’s Star Wars trilogy, Fisher passed away early Tuesday morning. She was 60.

An official statement has been released, which reads: “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher reportedly suffered a heart attack on a flight between London and Los Angeles on December 23. She was transported to a hospital upon arrival, where she remained until her death.

While Star Wars made Fisher an international celebrity — a heroic heroine that will be remembered for decades to come — her talents were further solidified in movies throughout the ’80s like The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally. With a reprised role in the latest iteration of Star Wars, Episode VIII, Fisher’s forthcoming appearance will be all the more poignant.

Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia.

Via: Consequence of Sound