CARRIE FISHER DEAD AT 60
Sad news for Hollywood today. Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in the iconic movie franchise Star Wars has passed away. She was 60 years old.
The actress, who also appeared in movies such as When Harry Met Sally, suffered a heart attack last week while on a plane. She was said to be in stable condition by her family.
Disney released the following statement: “Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence. Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally. She will be sorely missed, and we join millions of fans and friends around the world who mourn her loss today,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.
Lucasfilm released the following statement: "Carrie holds such special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it is difficult to think of a world without her. She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere. We will miss her dearly.” — Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm
TVGrapevine sends their condolences to her family and loved ones during this time.