Carrie Fisher has passed away aged 60, according to a statement from her daughter Billie Lorde. The actress was best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies.
The statement, issued to People, reads:
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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.
Fisher suffered a 'massive' heart attack on a flight from London to LA on December 23. At the time she was reportedly removed from the plane in an 'unresponsive' state. Paramedics performed CPR and later restored a pulse.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, later issued a statement that she was "out of emergency" and in a stable condition. A message mirrored by her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in a tweet on Christmas Day. Sadly, she later died in hospital.
Our condolences to all.