One of the best known ladies of Science Fiction, Carrie Fisher, has passed at age 60. She  was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and speaker.

She was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Fisher was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and the screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and its nonfiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the show.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:

“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,” says Lourd, 24. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

The whole thing started around December 23 when news came in that Ms. Fisher suffered a heart attack onboard her flight from London to Los Angeles. Once her plane was down, she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she stayed until her passing.

Though known for many roles, her most iconic was Star Wars as Princess Leia Organa.  It was a role that endures to this day as she returned to it to “pass the torch” to a new generation on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Daughter, Mother, Mental Health and Addiction Survivor – it seems she passed through every single hardship and came out like the very princess – nay, Queen – that was her most memorable role.

She is survived by her mom, Debbie Reynolds, daughter Lourd, and beloved French bulldog, Gary.

She is tremendously missed by all.



Author: Richard R. for Raccoon TV

Sources: 1, People, NY TIMEs, YouTube 1, 2