Carrie Fisher, the American actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, died Tuesday after suffering a full cardiac arrest last week, according to a family statement. She was 60 years old.
Fisher was pronounced dead at 8:55 a.m. on Dec. 27. after being in critical condition for a few days, People Magazine reports. She had gone into cardiac arrest on Dec. 23.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away,” reads the statement given to People.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
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