Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher dies, aged 60
Some devastating news for the last week of 2016 as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away. The assertive and witty Hollywood star who became a galactic princess in Star Wars passed away on tuesday after a heart attack on a plane. She became ill on the flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was rushed to hospital where she spent the weekend in intensive care. Sadly the news today of her passing will come as a big shock to everyone.
Fisher’s death was confirmed to in a statement released to Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE by family spokesperson Simon Halls on behalf her family.
“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 was in the Uk promoting her new book, The Princess Diarist, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, she starred on several Uk based shows including The Graham Norton Show that aired on December 9.
Graham Norton tweeted
Numb. Unbelievable that such a bright funny loving spark could be extinguished. @carrieffisher you will be missed. I wish you peace.
— graham norton (@grahnort) December 27, 2016
And many other words of commiserations have started to pour in.
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 27, 2016
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 27, 2016
May the Force be with you, princess.
RIP Carrie Fisher 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/3GS8w7TeSy
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) December 27, 2016
Such a sad day for her family, friends and millions of fans. Carrie Fisher is deeply missed.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2016
— Madame Tussauds (@MadameTussauds) December 27, 2016
Amazing princess. Kickass warrior. Incredible writer. Kind soul. My first crush at 6. RIP Carrie Fisher…galaxies of fans mourn your loss.
— Chris Hardwick (@hardwick) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher. Cannot believe that you’re ‘gone’. Funny funny and then some. 💔💔XXX pic.twitter.com/DV6GQC1lcx
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) December 27, 2016
— Dylan Marron (@dylanmarron) December 27, 2016
Inspiring, entertaining & a real cultural icon. Rest in peace Carrie Fisher – a true talent who will be much missed. pic.twitter.com/J7USO1uDe2
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 27, 2016
— DeviantArt (@DeviantArt) December 27, 2016
I’m sure we’ll hear from those that started with Carrie within the next few days, but until then, the world is devastated to lose such a wonderful person. 2016 seems to have been the worst year for celebrity deaths, losing so many faces from film, music and entertainment.
Carrie Fisher, the force will be with you… always!