The Iconic Carrie Fisher, dies at 60

Promotional photo of Fisher as Princess Leia for Star Wars (1977).

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Promotional photo of Fisher as Princess Leia for Star Wars (1977).

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The actress best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie Fisher, died after suffering a massive heart attack Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the age of 60.

Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Tuesday when suddenly she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics then had to take her out of her flight and rush her to the nearest hospital, where she was then treated for a heart attack. Later, she died in the hospital.

Fisher battled substance abuse throughout her life. In 2013, she was hospitalized for complications with bipolar disorder.

Her epic rise to stardom began with the Star Wars movies and she gained a lot of fans. Junior Kory Fleming stated that, “Carrie Fisher had a huge impact in Star Wars movies. I don’t think that anyone else could’ve played that role as good as she did.” 

Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to People magazine on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. “It is with very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement read.

Fisher’s mother, Oscar-nominated star Debbie Reynolds, 84, died one day after her daughter’s death. Junior Edward Escobar said, “It’s crazy how her mother died the day after her daughter died. To be honest it could’ve been because of depression.” 

Although Fisher is gone, her legacy will live on forever throughout Star Wars movie series. In the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One, Fisher had a cameo that shocked many fans. Junior Tony Fenslau claimed, “It looked exactly like her. It was amazing to see, especially at the end of the movie”.

After Fisher’s autopsy, her death remains unclear. Assumptions on Reynolds’ death haven’t been claimed to be true, either. Todd Fisher, son of Reynolds says “I think it’s appropriate, my mom is with my sister”.