Carrie Fisher, the actress most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died. Over the weekend Fisher suffered a serious heart attack while on board a plane. She was rushed to the hospital and kept in stable condition, but her health took a fatal turn.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” a statement from her family read, according to People.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Aside from acting in films like Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally… among many others, Fisher was also the author of books like her hit novel Postcards from the Edge.
Fisher was also renowned for her low tolerance for bullshit, and for being a great interview. A conversation with the Wall Street Journal last year was a case in point:
There’s been some debate recently about whether there should be no more merchandise with you in the “Return of the Jedi” bikini.
I think that’s stupid.
To stop making the merchandise?
The father who flipped out about it, “What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?” Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.
She was 60 years old.