Carrie Fisher Has Walked On.

Carrie Fisher (Wikimedia Commons).

Carrie Fisher (Wikimedia Commons).

Actress Carrie Fisher has passed away following a massive heart attack she suffered on a flight from London to Los Angeles, People is reporting. Fisher was 60 years old.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, burst to fame as Princess Leia in the popular ‘Star Wars’ films .

According to CNN, Fisher’s flight was on approach to Los Angeles when the 60-year-old actress became ill, with passengers reportedly rushing to her aid.

Goodbye, Ms. Fisher, and thank you for so many wonderful moments. My favourite movie turn was Ms. Fisher playing the sardonic and cynical Bianca in Scream 3.

Via Raw Story.


  1. says

    My dad says that as we grow older we have more years when people we knew about start dropping like flies. Unless we’re the ones that dropped.

    George Michael is sounding more and more like an overdose.

    Alcohol and pills
    It’s a crying shame
    You’d think they might have been happy with
    The glory and the fame
    But fame doesn’t take away the pain
    It just pays the bills
    And you wind up on alcohol and pills

    -- Fred Eaglesmith

  2. says


    George Michael is sounding more and more like an overdose.

    Perhaps, but it may have been his heart, too. Best to wait for the autopsy results, and for me, it really doesn’t matter. I don’t struggle with heroin use, but given my pain issues, I’ve rather resigned myself to ending up dead from an accidental overdose one of these days.

  3. rq says

    Vera Rubin, too.

    And celebrity death is as celebrity death does, but this one hits close. I grew up on Star Wars, and she was about the most kickass woman character out there. This one hits hard.

    CBC made a list, if you’ve the heart to read it.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    I’m sorry.

    While it’s easy to think of reasons having to do with the high birth rates post-WW2 in Europe and America, modern medicine, human longevity and global mass culture, it is still sad to see so many well-known people die. The statistical phenomena don’t change the death itself.

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