We’re sad to report that 2016 has claimed another victim. The woman who brought the iconic Princess Leia to life, Carrie Fisher, has passed away.
Carrie Fisher, most famous for her role as the famous princess in the Star Wars movies, has died at the age of 60. Fisher recently suffered a heart attack while on board a flight from London to L.A.
She had been in intensive care for a couple of days and her condition was thought to have stabilized, but in the end, she sadly passed away.
The family spokesperson, Simon Halls, released the following statement on behalf of Billie Lourd, Carrie’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. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
We’ll all remember Fisher for her turn as Princess Leia in the first three Star Wars films, but she also appeared in a bunch of other big movies like ‘Blues Brothers’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
She was born on the 21st October, 1956, to parents Debbie Reynolds, the famed actress, and Eddie Fisher, a popular singer. As the daughter of a famous Hollywood couple, Carrie was exposed to fame from an early age, but preferred to hide herself away and spend time alone. She was a quite young girl who loved to read.
At age 15, she decided to begin a career in acting, and it was at age of 20 that she was cast in the role of a lifetime by George Lucas. Instantly, she was propelled to stardom and adored by millions of fans all over the world.
Sadly, her life wasn’t all fun and games. She developed a cocaine addiction in the late 70s and also suffered from bipolar disorder. She tried to turn her negative experiences into positive ones by using her past to help her write books and screenplays.
Fisher is survived by a brother, two half-sisters, her husband and her daughter. May she rest in peace.