By: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to the press 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. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Lourd. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest on the plane. Paramedics quickly removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. Unfortunately she later died while in the hospital’s care.
Her last major role was portraying the role that made her a household name for more than 40 years as Princess Leia Organa once again in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) along with Harrison Ford.
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