Fans around the world are in mourning today with the news that actress, screenwriter and activist Carrie Fisher – best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movie franchise – has passed away at the age of 60 from complications arising from a heart attack that she suffered over the winter holiday weekend.
The Fisher family spokesman Simon Halls has released the following statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, regarding Carrie Fisher’s passing:
“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.”
Lourd also issued her own statement (via PEOPLE) to her …
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