Carrie Fisher Is Dead at 60

The Star Wars star and Hollywood legend had been hospitalized since Friday following a heart attack.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Carrie Fisher has died. The actress, popular for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, has passed away at the age of 60. According to the New York Times, she died at 8:55 a.m today. She suffered a heart attack on a flight on Friday and was hospitalized in Los Angeles.

Born in Beverly Hills, Fisher was born to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She first appeared onscreen in a special for her mother in 1969. In 1977, Fisher took on the role that would make her a household name— Princess Leia in Star Wars. The outspoken and funny actress later appeared in several movies like When Harry Met Sally... as well as cameos in Sex and the City, Entourage and 30 Rock.

Off screen, Fisher was applauded for being open about her struggles with addiction and mental illness. She shared these experiences in her book Postcards From the Edge and one-woman show (and memoir) Wishful Drinking.

She is survived by one daughter; Billie Lourd.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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