Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Passes Away At 60: 'She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'

Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Passes Away At 60: 'She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'

Hollywood star Carrie Fisher, popularly known for her role as Princess Leia in the  Star Wars films passed away on Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.

The 60-year-old actress had been in the ICU in a Los Angeles hospital after her tragic accident of fainting on the jetliner from London on Friday.

Family spokesman Simon Halls told AFP in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter,

“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.”

Fisher had just finished filming the third season of her latest screen project, the Amazon comedy television series Catastrophe, which is based in London.

Alongside, she had been on a publicity tour for her latest book release, The Princess Diarist, which made headlines because she wrote about a three-month affair with Harrison Ford while they were filming the original  Star Wars trilogy.