Carrie Fisher cause of death: the iconic Star Wars actress has passed away.
Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress known mostly for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, has passed away. She was 60.
The Star Wars actress passed away a couple of days after suffering a reportedly "massive" heart attack on Friday.
Here are some of the details, from TMZ:
TMZ broke the story ... Fisher was on a flight from London to LAX Friday when she suffered the heart attack 15 minutes before landing. People on the plane tell TMZ she appeared lifeless.
A passenger who's an EMT performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center where she remained in intensive care until her death.
The family had said she was in "stable condition" but we're told she was not responsive after her medical emergency.
A family spokesman gave the following statement to US Weekly.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement to Us Weekly. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."
Fisher had been on a publicity tour for her new book, "The Princess Diarist," in which she revealed she had an affair with Star Wars on-screen romance Harrison Ford.
The widely-beloved actress was recently in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Princess Leia. She's expected to be in the series' eighth film, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is set to be released in 2017. Lately, she had made appearances in shows like The Big Bang Theory, Entourage and Weeds. Her full IMDB profile can be seen here.
Rest in peace, Carrie.