Film icon and Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher has died from complications after a heart attack. She was 60.
Fisher had been stable after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles two days before Christmas.
A family spokesman, in a statement to People.com, said, “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away at 8:55 this morning.”
A daughter of Hollywood royalty, Fisher started her film career alongside Warren Beatty in the 1975 film Shampoo. Two years later, at age 19, she made her debut as the iconic Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Alongside three more Star Wars sequels, Fisher’s acting credits included When Harry Met Sally and The Blues Brothers. She was also a talented writer, responsible for several memoirs and autobiographies, where she detailed her battles with drugs (she started smoking marijuana at 13) and bipolar disorder (she was diagnosed in 1985).
She was an advocate for women in film, and recounted her constant brushes with sexism as she became a legend in her own right.
Recently, she had become outspoken about her early relationship with Harrison Ford during the filming of Star Wars.
She is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her daughter Billie Lourd. In keeping with her wishes, we’re reporting that she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.